They may all be identified as localists advocating self-determination for Hong Kong, but those advocating peaceful means have performed better in the Legislative Council elections than those taking a “militant” approach. Of the two dozen localist candidates, those who call for “democratic self-determination” have emerged as the big winners. They include “king of votes” Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, Occupy Central student leader Nathan Law Kwun-chung and university lecturer Lau Siu-lai. The three, running in different constituencies, bagged a total of 173,122 votes. New Legco likely to mean more fractures – and an even less friendly approach to Hong Kong and mainland governments
The trio shared a similar vision and would work together to push certain issues in Legco, Lau said. “I do not agree Hong Kong should become independent because we don’t have enough conditions,” Lau said. “But the issue should be open for discussion.”
The three have said before that Hong Kong people should decide their future through a democratic process, such as a referendum, and independence should be among the options, Chu said.