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Slap in face for democracy

HONG KONG (SE): A tangled web of government interference, an interpretation of the Basic Law by Beijing pre-empting a court decision and meddling in the affairs of the Legislative Council (LegCo) by the former chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, has led the project officer from the Justice and Peace Commission, Jackie Hung Ling-yu, to refer to the barring of four members of the LegCo as political prosecution.
 

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New chief executive waits for the nod

BANGKOK (SE): Over the past few years it has been becoming increasingly apparent that the intensified programme of crushing dissent by the president of China, Xi Jinping, has penetrated the border with Hong Kong and spread its invasive tentacles into the society of the special administrative region.

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Divisive in society and in Church

HONG KONG (UCAN): The announcement on December 9 from the current chief executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, that he would not be running for a second term in March when the 1,200 member Electoral Committee convenes to choose the next person to fill the city’s top political spot, was met with relief in some quarters where he is seen as a divisive figure, including echelons of the Church.

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