Carrie Lam arrives at a press conference at the government headquarters to announce her resignation in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

Why Beijing would prefer a clear favourite in Hong Kong’s chief executive election

Tik Chi-Yuen says in their quest to control the leadership race, the central authorities hope to see unevenly matched pro-establishment candidates nominated, so that a winner emerges with a credible margin of victory

Topic |   Chief executive election 2017

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Carrie Lam arrives at a press conference at the government headquarters to announce her resignation in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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