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Hong Kong's No. 2 Official Resigns; Leadership Bid Expected

Hong Kong's No. 2 government official resigned on Thursday in what is widely seen as preparation for a bid for the southern Chinese city's top leadership job. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam tendered her resignation to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who in turn submitted it to Beijing, the Hong Kong government said in a statement. Lam will be on leave from Friday. The labor and welfare secretary, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will become acting chief secretary. Hong Kong leader...

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