Hong Kong Election Committee polls: hundreds of prominent members and tycoons in street outreach, but bid seen as ‘publicity stunt’

Hundreds of prominent Hong Kong businessmen and Beijing loyalists – most of whom already hold uncontested seats on a powerful body that will pick the city’s next leader – will be part of an outreach drive over the weekend to raise awareness among residents of an electoral overhaul.The move follows Beijing’s demand that tycoons and pro-establishment heavyweights take to the streets to meet citizens and boost voter sentiment in the lead-up to the Election Committee polls on September 19, even…

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