Hong Kong’s protests have reshaped the city, and the November district council elections will show how much

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The district council elections scheduled for November 24 are shaping up to be the most significant in a generation. The results will be closely scrutinised by the Hong Kong government, Beijing’s liaison office and the central government in the capital.

Depending on the outcome, they may significantly impact the political life expectancy of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

To understand why, we need to go back to the results of the last set of elections in 2015. They took place in…

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