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Analysts: Insecurity Behind Tough Hong Kong Election Rules

Beijing last week announced it will strictly vet candidates vying to become Hong Kong's first elected chief. Chinese leaders explained the move partly as a way of countering what they see as growing radicalism by the autonomous city's pro-democracy groups. But some observers say the new election rules also stem from the Chinese Communist leadership's own domestic insecurities. The guidelines set by China's top legislative body would apply to the 2017 election, which is...

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