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Hong Kong election reform: banning blank votes would open a Pandora’s box

It’s hard to imagine it was only in 2014 that Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor asked students leaders demanding universal suffrage to hold out hope, saying: “We can still improve the system for 2022.” She was chief secretary at the time and leading a high-profile dialogue with the student leaders, after the decision came down from the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on August 31, 2014, that candidates for chief executive would have to be endorsed by more than half of the…


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