Hong Kong's Democrats Are Bucking Tung's Reforms

Pro-democracy activists looked like the big losers in Hong Kong's reversion to Chinese sovereignty on July 1. They were shut out of the Beijing-appointed Provisional Legislative Council (Legco) that rules the newly created Special Administrative Region (SAR). Then, Hong Kong Chief Executive C.H. Tung began chipping away at old laws enshrining civil liberties. And on July 28, three Court of Appeal judges slapped down a challenge to Legco's legality.

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