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Hong Kong's election results are in, and Beijing won

Hong Kong announced on Sunday that Carrie Lam, the candidate viewed as most favored by Beijing, will be the special-status territory’s new chief executive, the first woman to fill that position. 615 more words

Tongue-Tied in Hong Kong - By Gina Anne Tam August 3, 2016

In 2012, C. Y. Leung was sworn into office as chief executive of Hong Kong after a controversial campaign. Because of Hong Kong’s unique “one country, two systems” arrangement with mainland China, he was elected to the territory’s highest office not by the direct vote of the citizens of Hong Kong but by an election committee of 1,200 members, widely viewed as a political cabal with economic and political ties to Beijing. 389 more words

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