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Independent candidates face uphill battle in Hong Kong election

Scorned by opposition parties a few still seek Legislative Council seats

Independent candidate Adrian Lau said it is better to participate than to "lay flat." (Photo by Pak Yiu)

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong residents heading to the city's legislative polls on Sunday will find their ballots missing the names of dozens of familiar opposition politicians who often were among the top vote-getters in their districts.

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