Archive for February, 2017
When pro-democracy candidates won an unprecedented 327 seats on the 1200 member Election Committee, some commentators started to discuss whether the group – making up more than a quarter of the body that nominates and elects the Chief Executive – could act as a “kingmaker”. What does this mean?
All signs point to Carrie Lam being Beijing’s favourite for the Chief Executive’s job but one popular theory attests that this is just a smokescreen, and that Xi Jinping’s pick is really John Tsang. What are we to make of conspiracy theories at election time?
In the first of our election buzzwords, we bring you D-Day:
Where do the four main would-be candidates for the Chief Executive election stand on issues like tax, education and housing?