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China's 'quiet campaign' in Hong Kong
Tensions on the rise as some accuse mainland China of silencing criticism in the island territory.
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 08:54

China is due to choose a new chief executive for Hong Kong this week, a process that normally would not cause much of a stir.

But a recent corruption scandal involving Beijing's perceived “top candidate" has angered people in the territory, a former British colony that is now a special administrative region with a separate political system to mainland China.

Tensions are also on the rise as some accuse Beijing of a “quiet campaign” to silence criticism.

Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Hong Kong.

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