Hong Kong's Vote For Democracy
It's time to bury the stereotype of Hong Kong as a money-obsessed city where people have no time for politics. The sweeping victory for pro-democratic candidates in Hong Kong's recent legislative election shows that the citizens of one of the world's most prosperous colonies want strong voices in favor of human rights, a fair legal system, and free speech. Most of all, they demand politicians who will stand up for what Hong Kong has been promised all along: a large dollop of autonomy once the territory reverts to Chinese rule in mid-1997.
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