Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (right) and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a press conference earlier this month. Reading political tea leaves has not proved to be constructive for Beijing-Hong Kong relations. Photo: AP

On Hong Kong’s chief executive election, no news from Beijing is good news

Alice Wu says it’s time to stop looking to the central government for signs of the ‘anointed one’. It would be best if mainland officials learned from their experience in 2012 and allowed the city to pick its own leader

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (right) and Financial Secretary John Tsang attend a press conference earlier this month. Reading political tea leaves has not proved to be constructive for Beijing-Hong Kong relations. Photo: AP
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