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Hong Kong Democrats Eye Rural Political Reform

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp is hoping to infiltrate one of the city’s most opaque yet powerful institutions, its rural governance committees, by running four candidates in upcoming village elections, whose nomination period ended late last week.  Around 1,400 village representative slots are up for grabs over two weekends of polling in January that will determine the local leadership of the New Territories, a peninsula of rural land and dozens of outlying islands that makes up 86...

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