New chief convenor in Hong Kong’s revamped electoral system will have ‘transcendent powers representing Beijing’

Mar 31, 2021 | INVESTING

The new chief convenor of the Election Committee – a role created under Beijing’s drastic overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system – will have a more “transcendent” status than Hong Kong’s leader, and can represent the central government in overseeing problems arising from polls, the city’s sole delegate to the China’s top legislative body has said. But pro-establishment heavyweight Tam Yiu-chung also maintained that the chief convenor – expected to be either Tung Chee-hwa or Leung Chun-ying,…

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