Hong Kong Politician To Seek Legislative Seat – Donald Greenlees
From The New York Times:
Anson Chan, a leading democrat and one of the most popular political figures in Hong Kong, announced today that she would seek election to the local Legislature, giving a significant boost to a push for full democracy by 2012.
Ms. Chan, a former Hong Kong chief secretary, the local government’s second highest official, promised to use her candidacy in a December by-election for the Legislative Council to press for faster progress in setting a timetable and mechanism for the direct election of Hong Kong’s political representatives. [Full Text]