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Election Tests Hong Kong’s Stomach for Defying Beijing

Hong Kong residents voted Sunday in by-elections that give opposition supporters the chance to recapture lost ground in a contest measuring voters’ appetite for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The vote pits pro-Beijing loyalists against opposition candidates competing for four seats in the city’s semi-democratic legislature. The seats were left empty when a group of lawmakers were expelled following a 2016 controversy over their oaths, which they used to defy China. The...

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