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Who is Au Nok-hin? 誰是區諾軒?

Five weeks ago, I sat down with Demosistio’s Agnes Chow (周庭) at a Causeway Bay café to talk about her bid to fill the seat vacated by disqualified lawmakerNathan Law. Shortly thereafter, Chow herself was barred from running on the grounds that her political party had advocated “self-determination”, a stance that election officials deemed tantamount to pro-independence and therefore noncompliant with nomination requirements.

Chow’s disqualification has prompted Au Nok-hin (區諾軒), a Southern District Councillor and former Democratic Party member, to throw his name in the hat for the vacant Hong Kong Island seat. Nicknamed “agnès b” for running as Chow’s Plan B, Au has been pulling out all the stops to make up for lost time. But even with the full backing of the pan-democratic camp, the late starter must quickly close the gap in both name recognition and campaign funding.
It was déjà vu all over again when I met Au at the same coffee shop in Causeway Bay to discuss his campaign and poli…