A photo of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on a poster is carried by protesters at the New Year’s Day march. Mocked by many Hongkongers for his winning vote count of 689 at the 2012 election, it appears now that Beijing is worried none of the candidates for the next election can come close to that winning margin. Photo: AP

With no favourite in the Hong Kong leadership race, Beijing should bet on the people to pick a winner

Alice Wu says the central government’s apparent dilemma over the lack of a safe bet in the chief executive election has an easy solution – just let the people choose, a win-win plan for both sides

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A photo of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on a poster is carried by protesters at the New Year’s Day march. Mocked by many Hongkongers for his winning vote count of 689 at the 2012 election, it appears now that Beijing is worried none of the candidates for the next election can come close to that winning margin. Photo: AP
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