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HK's pro-independence activists celebrate victory in LegCo polls

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 05:50
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Observers say the victory of (from left) Mr Leung, Ms Yau and Mr Law in Hong Kong's Legislative Council elections is a "strong message to Beijing", which has railed against candidates supporting a split from China. Of 3.7 million voters, 58 per cent came out to vote, compared with 53 per cent in 2012.

Hong Kong

A NEW generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing became lawmakers for the first time on Monday, in a result likely to rattle China.

It was the biggest poll since mass pro-democracy rallies in 2014 failed to win concessions on political