Hong Kong’s new lawmakers are mostly affluent homeowners, with property in mainland China and overseas. How well can they represent ordinary residents?

Four in five newly elected lawmakers in Hong Kong are property owners, a proportion significantly higher than the city’s average and that of the previous Legislative Council, the Post has found.Nearly half the owners had homes, investment property or land in mainland China, and some had multiple properties.A check of the 90 lawmakers’ declared assets showed a rural leader with shares in more than 100 companies, while two political novices who described themselves as a teacher and an engineer on…


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