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Chinese Leaders Back Beleaguered Hong Kong Exec

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends the opening ceremony of the Business of Design Week in Hong Kong , Dec. 6, 2012.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends the opening ceremony of the Business of Design Week in Hong Kong , Dec. 6, 2012.
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China's new leadership is lending its support to Hong Kong's chief executive, who is under fire for a series of scandals.

Chinese Communist party Chief Xi Jinping met Thursday with Leung Chun-ying in Beijing, and praised the work being done by Leung's administration.

Leung's opponents are now calling for his impeachment following revelations that he had tried to cover-up illegal construction at his home.  Earlier this year he also survived a no-confidence vote.

Building violations by top politicians have become a sore spot for many in crowded Hong Kong, where living space is at a premium.

The pro-China Leung had criticized his rival in this year's election over similar allegations.

After the meeting, China's Xi also said that Beijing's "one country, two systems" policy toward Hong Kong would not change.

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by: Wangchuk from: NYC
December 21, 2012 10:01 AM
Xi Jinping is not being honest when he claims the "one country, two systems" will not change. The Basic Law, Hong Kong's constitution, clearly states that one country, two systems is for only 50 years after 1997 & then Hong Kong will be assimilated into the Chinese socialist system & lose its autonomy. Since 1997, the Party has failed to keep its promise of democracy for Hong Kong, which is enshrined in the Basic Law, & which Beijing ignores.

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by: Jonathan Huang from: canada
December 21, 2012 12:06 PM
@ Wangchuk, you are the liar. Go read the basic law carefully. It is not only for 50 years instead it is at least 50 years. BTW, if China wants to keep Hong Kong as a second system for longer, fantastic, what would that hurt?
The last, I wish China is still in a socialism system. Definitely, you dont know China very well. you just an Indian troll.

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