Jonathan Watts: Hong Kong democrats threaten battle over leadership succession

From Guardian Unlimited:

Hong Kong will enter uncharted constitutional waters today when its unpopular chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, is expected to announce he is standing down in favour of his deputy, .

Amid fears that Beijing is engineering the first change of leadership since the British handover of power in 1997, Hong Kong democrats are threatening to challenge the legally hazy process.

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