Hong Kong elections: just 1 opposition-leaning candidate wins seat on 1,500-strong Election Committee

Only one of two opposition-leaning candidates running in Hong Kong’s Election Committee polls won on Sunday – by a narrow margin and with a little luck – after earlier expressing optimism that alternative views would still be represented under a new governance system decreed by Beijing.Tik Chi-yuen and Francis Chau Yin-ming were the only two names not from the pro-establishment ranks to contest in Sunday’s elections as more than 4,000 voters ballots were cast for members of a powerful body that…