A Red-Faced China Vows to Ignore Hong Kong Vote
Sheila Tefft, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
CHINA stonily reiterated yesterday it would disband Hong Kong's elected legislature in the face of a stunning rebuke handed out by voters in the British colony. Beijing repeated its pledge to dismiss elected policymakers in 1997 when it takes over Hong Kong after pro-democracy candidates swept to a huge victory Sunday in the colony's last election under British rule. In China's perception, "The results of the ... elections showed that hope for a smooth transition and love of the motherland and Hong Kong remain the main trend in Hong Kong," says an official of the New China News Agency, Beijing's de facto embassy in the colony. "The attitude of the Chinese government on this issue …
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Publication information: Article title: A Red-Faced China Vows to Ignore Hong Kong Vote. Contributors: Sheila Tefft, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 19, 1995. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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