For the past year, HT has been introducing Hong Kong’s social media opinion leaders and newcomers in the district council elections to our readers through interviews and profiles. In particular, the political stance of Joe Lam and Keyboard Frontline’s actions will headline debates in 2016 in face of the LegCo elections and Copyright Amendment Bill.
Joseph Lam Chok (林作) will take on pro-democracy heavyweight Mandy Tam (譚香文) in a bid to win a seat in the Wong Tai Sin DC. Speaking to Harbour Times, he defends his position as a moderate democrat who despises an increasingly polarised political atmosphere.
Don’t let the name fool you, our fifth social media influencer, Keyboard Frontline, is a group that will not simply hide behind the keyboard.