Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, is the first state leader to visit Hong Kong in four years. Photo: Xinhua

Iron fist or velvet glove? Zhang Dejiang strides on stage in an increasingly divided Hong Kong

He’s here to endorse a key economic initiative, but everyone will be looking to see if the NPC chief tackles the city’s thorny political issues

Topic |   Hopes and fears: Zhang Dejiang visits Hong Kong

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Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, is the first state leader to visit Hong Kong in four years. Photo: Xinhua
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