VICE/When Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Beijing-vetted chief executive, announced the election would be delayed, she tried to assure the public that the move wasn’t about holding onto power.

Cheung, 27, was one of those elected last November, and emerged as a front-runner of Hong Kong’s democratic primary for the Legislative Council earlier this summer. He represents a new, progressive wave of young candidates who identify as “localists” and believe the democratic opposition can no longer afford to compromise with the pro-China establishment.

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