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Beijing Seen as Meddling in Hong Kong University Election

A months-long struggle to fill a senior position at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has become a focal point for critics who say it shows that Beijing is trying to expand its political influence in a territory that has long enjoyed greater autonomy. In December, the university’s search committee unanimously recognized Johannes Chan, a professor and former law school dean, as its choice to become deputy head of the school. This week, after a nine-month delay, the university’s council...

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