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New party stakes claim to Hong Kong's political middle ground

HONG KONG   The Third Side is promising Hong Kong voters a change from the city's polarized politics. The new party, which aims to participate in the Legislative Council election slated for September, brings together founding members from both the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps. 

Third Side co-founder Tik Chi-yuen

     Tik Chi-yuen, a Third Side co-founder and a former member of the Democratic Party -- spoke with the Nikkei Asian Review about the political outlook and the party's plans for the council poll. He said that although Third Side's candidates have yet to be confirmed, the goal is to field at least three or four young professionals who are new to politics. 

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