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Candidates for HK leadership race square off in heated TV debate

The three leadership candidates (from left) Carrie Lam, John Tsang (at the rear) and Woo Kwok-hing entering the television studio where their first televised debate was to be held on Wednesday. A live poll by South China Morning Post showed that 58 per cent of the news outlet's online readers thought Mr Tsang won the debate, followed by 33 per cent voting for Mrs Lam.

Hong Kong

THE first debate among the three candidates vying to be Hong Kong's next leader turned out to be a heated affair, with analysts saying that former financial secretary John Tsang came out ahead of his two other rivals.

The 65-year-old Mr Tsang squared off against former...

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