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The split of the Democratic Party reflects the mentality of Hong Kong people and how to move forward should be carefully considered

2022-01-24T05:45:30.454Z

In the Legislative Council election in December last year, Democratic Party Vice Chairman Leung Yi-ting and party member Su Yiheng, without the approval of the party, supported Poon Cheuk-hung, a candidate for the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island, in their own names; the party's former Legislative Council member, Li Huaming, ran for the social welfare sector.



In the Legislative Council election in December last year, Democratic Party Vice-Chairman Leung Yi-ting and Party member Su Yiheng, without the approval of the party, supported Poon Cheuk-hung, a candidate for the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island, in their own names; Li Huaming, a former Legislative Council member of the party, was Di Zhi, a candidate from the social welfare sector. far platform.

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party held a meeting last Wednesday (January 19) and decided to adopt the recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee to dismiss Liang Yiting and Su Yiheng from the party at the meeting next month, while Li Huaming froze party membership for half a year and has a seven-day appeal period.


"Political flattening" is detrimental to long-term development

Looking back at the Democratic Party's stance in this Legislative Council election, mainstream figures did not participate in the election, and at the same time, the participation rate of party members was reduced to a minimum, which was criticized by some establishment factions as "soft confrontation".

In fact, this attitude is similar to the supporters of the Democratic Party, and even many "yellow silk" Hong Kong people, who all adopt a "political lay flat" attitude of non-participation. I would rather passively resist "Fighting Longevity".

However, as a political party, if the Democratic Party takes a negative attitude in politics for a long time, it is actually quite unfavorable. Although the party still serves local areas and has a voice for people's livelihood issues, when it held a recent press conference to express its opinions on social events, it was echoed. significantly weakened.

In the long run, the Democratic Party may gradually disappear from the eyes of Hong Kong people on various issues, and the leadership has to think about how the party can find a way out.

The Democratic Party's "political lay flat" is similar to its supporters, but it is not good for the party's development in the long run.

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For details, please read Issue 301 of "Hong Kong 01" e-Weekly Newsletter (January 24, 2022) "

Deliberately Consider How Hong Kong People's Mentality Is Reflected by the Split of the Democratic Party

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