fredag 12. mars 2021

New pro-Beijing party to seek HK hearts and minds

A political party formed by a group of pro-Beijing businessmen will participate in the Legislative Council and Election Committee elections and take part in Hong Kong’s governance, according to its founder members. Bauhinia Party, chaired by Li Shan, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, was established on March 1, 2020, and first came to the public’s attention on December 9 when the Bauhinia Magazine’s website published an interview with Li.

Bauhinia Magazine is a publication wholly owned by Guangdong Xinwenhua Development Co Ltd, which is controlled by the Liaison Office of the central government in Hong Kong. Guangdong Xinwenhua also owns other pro-Beijing newspapers including Wen Wei Po and Ta Kung Pao.