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'Umbrella soldier' mulls run for LegCo

HONG KONG   In Hong Kong's district council election in November 2015, the traditional political parties unexpectedly lost several seats to new faces like Andy Chui Chi-kin. The 48 year-old businessman defeated a pro-establishment veteran lawmaker Christopher Chung Shu-kun. Chui is known as an umbrella soldier," one of those inspired by the Umbrella Movement -- a group of citizens who took to the streets in 2014 to press for unrestricted universal suffrage.

Chui Chi-kin

     This new cadre of politicians, who won a total of nine seats, has forced existing parties to adjust their pitch for the upcoming Legislative Council election this fall. They are scrambling to nominate younger members and appeal to first-time voters.

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