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Beijing-backed Lam chosen as HK's leader
Carrie Lam (pictured holding bouquet in center of photo), the candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's first-ever female leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.
 
No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader
Hong Kong election panel picks Carrie Lam, Beijing's favored candidate, to be city's next leader.
 
A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests.
 
Democracy activists march ahead of Hong Kong's chief executive election
Pro-democracy activists and hundreds of supporters marched in Hong Kong Saturday ahead of a vote for the city's next leader which they reject as a sham.
 
Asia's finest
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano pose after winning the Best Actor and Actress Awards of the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, March 21.
 
HK leadership contenders square off at debate
The three candidates vying to be Hong Kong's next leader squared off in a feisty debate in front of hundreds of voters who peppered them with questions.
 
Distraught Hong Kong villagers battle to save their homes
Ko Oi-sum's simple village home on the northwestern edge of Hong Kong is surrounded by trees planted by her mother -- she dries the leaves to make tea, espousing their health benefits.
 
Hong Kong protesters get three years' prison for anti-China clashes
Three young Hong Kong protesters were jailed for three years Friday on "riot" charges for their part in anti-China protests last year as tensions rise ahead of a vote for the city's next leader.
 
China's favorite gets strong backing in HK leadership race
The woman seen as China's favorite for Hong Kong's next leader formally registered Tuesday for the election in March after securing overwhelming initial backing, as pro-democracy protesters heckled her.
 
HK police jailed for attack on protester
Seven Hong Kong police officers were jailed for two years Friday for what the judge described as a "vicious" attack on a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, captured on film and beamed around the world.
 
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