Analysis: Election of Tsang in Hong Kong part of China’s old `birdcage democracy’ – Jewel Huang

From Taipei Times:

Although Hong Kong Chief Donald Tsang (ÊõæËî≠ʨä) easily defeated his opponent according to Sunday’s poll, the election was nothing more than a farce.

As previously expected, Tsang, with Beijing’s blessing, comfortably beat pro- lawmaker Alan Leong (Ê¢ÅÂÆ∂ÂÇë) by winning 649 votes from the 800-member election committee, comprised of tycoons and elites. Tsang was reelected as the second chief executive of Hong Kong since the former British colony was returned to China in 1997. [Full Text]

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