Hong Kong Votes in Test of China’s Influence Over Finance Hub

  • Pro-democracy camp fights to keep ability to block legislation
  • Several candidates campaign for independence from China

Officials count the votes for the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on Sept. 5.

Photographer: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong began voting Sunday in a legislative election that will test the appeal of a new wave of anti-China activists and set the stage for future political fights over Beijing’s control over the city.

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