May 14, 2014

Hong Kong's Rising Cry

Michael DeGolyer, New York Times

The Associated Press

Although Beijing’s hand can be felt in many areas, its increasing meddling in local politics is most troubling. The central government had promised Hong Kongers they could directly elect their leader in 2017, but it has yet to approve a process for nominating candidates. Beijing appears to want candidates screened by a Beijing-friendly nomination committee, thus dashing hopes for real electoral choice.

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TAGGED: China, Hong Kong


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