Hong Kong political rivals woo voters with free face masks

first_imgHONG KONG’S rival political camps haveembraced a new tactic to woo potential voters as the city hunkers down duringthe coronavirus pandemic: free face masks. Local councillor Eason Chan said he believed the swift response from the pro-democracy camp to the virus pushed their opponents to up their game. AFP Politicians from both the resurgentpro-democracy camp and their embattled pro-Beijing rivals have seized on theshortage, beginning a charm offensive with voters even before officialcampaigning kicks off for the city’s legislature elections in September. (AFP)center_img Masks have been in desperately shortsupply in Hong Kong since the start of the year when the epidemic reached thefinancial hub.last_img

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