The results saw primarily Beijing loyalists and pro-establishment figures elected to the committee. The group will choose nearly half the Hong Konglegislature next year, and a new leader for the territory. Just two candidates described by local media as opposition-leaning, were able to run. Only one, Tik Chi-yuen, was elected.
On Tuesday at her regular press briefing Lam rejected criticisms of the lack of opposition figures among the candidates and eligible voters, saying “non-patriots” were not allowed to enter the establishment of Hong Kong as they may undermine it.