Hong Kong election: Beijing loyalists vying for Legco seats look to impress powerful commitee’s voters in televised debate

Dozens of Beijing loyalists hoping to claim one of 40 Legislative Council seats granted to a dominant new constituency created in Hong Kong’s sweeping electoral system overhaul are facing off in a first-of-its-kind televised debate.The Friday forum, hosted by the Hong Kong Coalition, a pro-Beijing group created by former city leaders Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying, was expected to last for four hours.The afternoon debate, which comes about three weeks before the December 19 election, will…


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