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 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 .

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