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Leung Chun-ying's First Legco Q & A; September's Legco Elections; A Place to Play - For Rock Bands. (20 Jul 2012)


Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying went to the Legco chamber this week, at the request of legislators who wanted him to answer questions on the illegal structures at his home. And then, to their annoyance, avoided answering those very questions. This week, nominations opened for the Legislative Council Elections. There were also newspaper reports that the number of registered voters aged 60-65, considered more likely to vote for pro-Beijing parties, has increased by 50%. Meanwhile voter registration in the 30-40 age group has dropped by more than 10%, which is bad news for democrats. In the functional constituencies, loopholes mean that eligible corporate voters are registered at single addresses. It’s going to be an intensely fought election. But is it going to be an uphill struggle for the pro-democrats? With us in the studio is Michael DeGolyer of the Baptist University’s Department ofGovernment and International Studies. Cantopop might not dominate the local music industry quite as much as it once did, but still the most popular music in Hong Kong consists of relatively easy-listening songs supported by high production values and glossy concerts. Some of Hong Kong’s young musicians prefer to emphasise the energy and sense of rebellion of rock music, and they have their own dedicated audience. But finding venues and outlets for their music remains a problem.

The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 20, 2012
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