Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People’s Congress, in Hong Kong, in May last year. Picture: Reuters
Wee Kek Koon
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How China’s emperor maintained absolute control during the Han dynasty

China’s No 3 leader Zhang Dejiang’s statement that the central government ‘bears the responsibility to supervise’ Hong Kong takes our columnist back to an era when the emperor exercised control over local administrations

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Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People’s Congress, in Hong Kong, in May last year. Picture: Reuters
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