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    Hong Kong Students Reject Talks With Authorities

    Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s invitation to sit down with university students in the protest-ridden semi-autonomous territory was decried as “just a public relations stunt.” Some student leaders complained of the closed-door nature of the meetings, while others said they wouldn’t talk until their demands — to completely withdraw a controversial extradition bill and investigate the recent use of force against demonstrators — were met.

    Is Lam on her way out? Probably not: Observers say the only realistic replacement would be a hard-liner, which would further inflame protests, while China may be wary of drawing attention to its opaque selection process for chief executive.

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