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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's new pro-democracy politicians balance competing agendas

District councillors weigh support for protests against local issues after election win

HONG KONG -- Over the past four years, Dino Chan, a district councillor in Hong Kong, has been busy dealing with minor issues -- some of them seemingly trivial -- in the community where he serves. Among them: water leaks in old buildings, traffic congestion and organizing decorations in public spaces during holidays and festivals.

But as the newly reelected Chan begins his second four-year term this month amid the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, he is facing unprecedented duties.

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