Hong Kong Launching 2nd Debate on How to Choose Leader

January 7, 2015 5:16 AM

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Hong Kong leaders are launching a second consultation on how choose the city's top leader in 2017, after signaling their firm intention to stick with a proposal to screen candidates, an issue that sparked massive street protests throughout the fall.

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam is scheduled to open the weekslong consultation by addressing the territory's Legislative Council on Wednesday. She will likely be grilled by so-called pan-democrat legislators who accuse Hong Kong's government of breaking promises to let the city choose its chief executiv...

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