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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, with Zhang Dejiang, the country's No. 3 leader.

Beijing rallies support for favored Hong Kong chief candidate

China aims to quell unrest with decisive victory for Lam

YASUO AWAI, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- China's government is leaning harder on pro-Beijing electors in Hong Kong's chief executive race to back its preferred candidate, intensifying critics' claims of illegal interference in the special administrative region's affairs.

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