Young Beijing Critics Poised to Join Hong Kong’s Legislature

September 5, 2016 3:19 AM

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Young Beijing Critics Poised to Join Hong Kong’s Legislature

Hong Kong candidates seeking a vote to decide the future of Chinese rule appeared poised to win seats in the city’s legislature for the first time amid record turnout Sunday, giving them a new platform to challenge Beijing.

Former student leader Nathan Law, 23, whose group Demosisto advocates self-determination, looked set to join Hong Kong’s 70-member Legislative Council with about 90 percent of polling stations counted. Youngspiration candidates Sixtus Leung Chun-hang and Yau Wai-ching, who were running on a similar ...

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