Newly elected Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying greets opponent Henry Tang Ying-yen after the results were declared at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 25, 2012. Photo: Edward Wong

Don’t expect Beijing to heed public opinion in Hong Kong’s chief executive election

John Chan says no candidate for the post, however popular, can stand for election without the central government’s say-so, and the events in Tiananmen Square in 1989 should have taught people that popular sentiment matters little

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Newly elected Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying greets opponent Henry Tang Ying-yen after the results were declared at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 25, 2012. Photo: Edward Wong
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