The Wider Image: Young democrats shake up Hong Kong politics
Newly elected district councillors Lee Yue-Shun, Tat Cheng, Karrine Fu, Jason Chan, James Pui and Jocelyn Chau (L-R) pose for a photo at the waterfront in front of the Eastern District Council building in Hong Kong. Earlier this month, they met in the North Point office of Cheng Tat-hung, 31, who was elected to a council seat for the Civic Party, to discuss their extraordinary win. Cheng's cat, "Churchill", was curled up on a couch, surrounded by shelves crammed with books and papers. Until now, pro-democracy candidates had never held more than a toehold in the district, but the protest movement has made "many people in North Point awake", said Cheng, who is studying to become a barrister. Largely strangers months ago, the new councillors now meet regularly to discuss how they are going to shake up Hong Kong politics.