Is China Trying to Rig HK District Coun…

Two developments in the run-up to elections for Hong Kong’s District Councils – largely advisory bodies -- have given rise to fears of ever more illegal tricks, with a waiter offering a prospective candidate HK$400,000 in one race in an apparent bid to split the vote and deny a seat to a pro-democracy candidate. The other development, more encouraging, was that the plot was foiled by Hong Kong's respected Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

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