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Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city's new leader.

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader

A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.