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How Hong Kong’s next top leader gets chosen

In a city with seven million residents, of which around four million are eligible voters, a mere 1,194 people get to vote for Hong Kong’s next chief executive, the leader who will run the international financial and shipping hub for the next five years. This “small-circle election” has all the hallmarks of being designed by committee: arcane […]