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Hong Kong Leader Offers No New Concessions, Risking More Violence

  • Hong Kong leader sticks to her September plan for dialogue
  • Stocks slide as hopes fade after pro-democracy forces won big
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Lam Calls for Peaceful Talks After Big Hong Kong Election Loss
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam didn’t make any new concessions to protesters after pro-democracy forces won a landslide in local elections, a move that risks leading to further violence after months of unrest.

The comments on Tuesday came during her first weekly briefing since an overwhelming majority of voters delivered a strong rebuke of her administration and its backers in Beijing. About 85% of 452 District Council seats went to pro-democracy candidates, a swing of more than 50 percentage points amid a record turnout.