How is the current election system in Hong Kong stacked against the pro-democracy camp?
Why is the pro-democracy victory in the recent district council election so significant? How does this play into the selection of Hong Kong’s next chief executive?
Can Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam actually make decisions on her own, or is she completely beholden to Beijing?
This is American Thought Leaders , and I’m Jan Jekielek.
In this episode—as part of our Hong Kong special edition—we’ll sit down with Hong Kong legislator Alvin Yeung, the current leader of the pro-democracy Civic Party, who will break down exactly how the Hong Kong electoral system works and how the 2019 protests unfolded.
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Author: Jan Jekielek