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Tang Should Quit Hong Kong Leadership Race, Newspaper Poll Shows

More than half of Hong Kong people say Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city’s next leader, should end his election campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to one of his homes, according to a poll.

Tang blamed his wife for building a 2,200 square foot basement in a Kowloon Tong house that was in her name, though connected to a property he owns in the upmarket district. A poll commissioned by the South China Morning Post showed 51.3 percent of respondents thought Tang should quit, while 79.5 percent said the incident reflected poorly on his integrity.