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Doubts linger over Beijing's choice for Hong Kong leader

Mainland power struggle may sway votes in the territory

YASUO AWAI, Nikkei staff writer | Hong Kong, Macau

HONG KONG -- As the race to become Hong Kong next chief is gathering momentum, it remains unclear who Beijing's preferred winner is.

At the moment, the leading contenders are former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who has the support of many pro-Beijing electors. Close behind is John Tsang Chun-wah, a former financial secretary popular with pro-democracy activists.

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