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Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam holds firm as Chinese media blames ‘external forces’

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam holds firm as Chinese media



Overwhelming victory for pro-democratic candidates leaves Beijing scrambling to respond Chinese authorities and Hong Kong’s leader have suggested they have little intention of compromise with the city’s protest movement, despite a landslide victory for pro-democracy campaigners in local elections that served as a proxy referendum on six months of unrest.The city has enjoyed a few days of relative calm, as protestors held off turning out over the weekend to ensure the election could go ahead without disruption, and then waited to see how officials in China and Hong Kong would respond. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/26/hong-kong-elections-carrie-lam-holds-firm-as-chinese-media-blames-external-forces

Author : Emma Graham-Harrison in Hong Kong and Lily Kuo in Beijing

Publish date : 2019-11-26 06:09:29

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