After the district elections: a test for 2012?


 Room Segalen, 25/F, Admiralty Centre, Tower 2, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

By  Joseph Cheng (City University of Hong Kong), Christine Loh (Civic Exchange), and Francis Moriarty (RTHK)

Reservation & Contact: Heipo Leung
[email protected] / tel: 2876 6910


The 2011 Hong Kong District Councils election will be held on 6 November 2011. Elections will be held in all 18 districts of Hong Kong, returning 412 members from directly elected constituencies, each selecting a council member. Under new arrangements agreed in a contentious LegCo vote in 2010, voters will directly elect district councillors to LegCo in five functional constituencies in the Fall 2012 election. District council elections have thus become a new battlefield for the new five seats of LegCo as well as a test of public opinion ahead of the Chief Executive election on 25 March 2012.


Christine Loh is the founder and CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent, non-profit policy think tank. Aside from her academic publications and research papers on areas of public policy, she is the author of several books, including Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong.

Joseph Cheng is Chair Professor of Political Science in City University of Hong Kong. In 1991-92, he was a full-time member of the Central Policy Unit, Government of Hong Kong. He is also the founding editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences and The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, as well as the founding President of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong.

Francis Moriarty is senior political reporter for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), the public broadcaster of Hong Kong. He is the second Vice-President of the Board of Governors of the HK Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC), president of the FCC Press Freedom Committee and founding organizer of the FCC Human Rights Press Awards.


This seminar will be held in English.
Sebastian Veg, Director of the CEFC, will chair the session.
Snacks and drinks will be served after the seminar.
Seats are limited. Please confirm your attendance.