China Suffers Hong Kong Setback as Voters Elect Young Activists

September 5, 2016 2:04 PM

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China will face new challenges managing Hong Kong’s demands for democracy after a record turnout of voters sent a crop of younger, more radical lawmakers to the city’s legislature.

At least six candidates who expressed support for holding a vote to decide the future of Chinese rule won seats on the 70-member Legislative Council, helping expand the pro-democracy bloc’s numbers in the chamber. Winners in the biggest election since 2014 street protests included Nathan Law, 23, a ...

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