China Accepts HK Chief Executive’s Resignation

China has accepted the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa, and elections for a new chief executive are set for July 10, according to two Reuters stories:

Hong Kong interim leader Donald Tsang said on Saturday that elections will be held on July 10 to pick the city’s next chief executive, following the resignation of unpopular leader Tung Chee-hwa.

Tsang also said the territory’s next leader will serve for two years instead of a fresh five-year term, a controversial move that is bound to heighten fears that Beijing is increasingly interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs.

March 12, 2005 10:47 AM
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Categories: Hong Kong, Politics