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Hong Kong voters elect 6 young activists who favor greater autonomy from Beijing to city’s legislature

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ong Kong authorities prevented five other would-be candidates from running for office due to their positions on Hong Kong independence, a move that may have backfired as voters came out to show their support for a new breed of independent-minded politicians.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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