Hong Kong Cancels Top Security Official’s Daughter’s Candidacy to Run for Legislature

Hong Kong election authorities have rejected the Legislative Council candidacy of Joyce Lau Pui-yu, the daughter of former Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu.

Lau, a 33-year-old accountant, had submitted her nomination to run in the September 4 election for the Election Committee constituency, which is dominated by pro-establishment figures. However, her application was rejected by the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) on the grounds that she did not sufficiently meet the criteria for being a .

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