Beijing and Hong Kong officials have accused the US of trying to impose its version of democracy on others. Photo: Reuters
Beijing and Hong Kong officials have accused the US of trying to impose its version of democracy on others. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong No 2 official says United States is ‘plagued’ with social problems belying its democracy claims

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Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Beijing and Hong Kong officials have accused the US of trying to impose its version of democracy on others. Photo: Reuters
Beijing and Hong Kong officials have accused the US of trying to impose its version of democracy on others. Photo: Reuters
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