Traditionally low-profile election at Law Society was unusually fraught this year amid the pressures of a sweeping national security law
Five candidates pledging “professionalism” over politics swept an election for Hong Kong’s Law Society council, shattering the hopes of a camp that wanted tougher action to defend the rule of law in the global financial hub.
Five of the governing council’s 20 seats were up for grabs.
A society statement early on Wednesday confirmed that candidates widely seen as pro-establishment won all the open seats.
The traditionally low-profile election was unusually fraught this year amid the pressures of a sweeping