Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations

Twenty months after losing the district council seat he held for eight years, Hong Kong pro-establishment politician Lau Chee-sing is back, and riding high.Not only has he been made chairman of the new Area Committee in Tai Po North, but the appointment also makes him eligible to be part of the powerful Election Committee that will pick Hong Kong’s leader next year.In April, the Home Affairs Bureau created two new area committees in Tai Po, appointing Lau, 63, an engineer and veteran of the pro…


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