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    Hong Kong Tenses With Chinese Leader’s Arrival

    He’s there to listen. So says Zhang Dejiang, the senior Chinese official responsible for Hong Kong affairs, who arrived today in the 7 million-strong Special Administrative Region of China. More than 6,000 police are on hand to protect Zhang, who was partially responsible for the infamous decision to limit Hong Kong’s election choices to a list of Beijing-approved candidates, sparking mass protests in 2014. Demonstrations are planned, but Zhang — in town to speak at an economic conference — is vowing “to listen to all sectors of society.”

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