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What A Free And Hungry Hong Kong Press Looks Like From China

Analysis: The spectacle of Hong Kong reporters hounding candidates for upcoming elections has baffled some in China. Yet rabid reporters are a matter of neither conspiracies nor bling -- just an important lesson for mainland Chinese about the basics of de

In Hong Kong, Big Reporter is watching (Joybot)
In Hong Kong, Big Reporter is watching (Joybot)
Wu Weiting

BEIJING - "Power should be locked up in a cage..." has always been the spirit of Hong Kong's legal tradition. All its government agencies regard this as their driving principle and guidance.

Ahead of the March 25th election, candidates campaigning to become Hong Kong's next Chief Executive have all been under severe scrutiny from the Hong Kong press. Take Henry Tang for instance. Two weeks ago, rumor had it that Mr. Tang had constructed an illegal underground palace under his residence without getting the planning board's permission. So what did the press do? They hired cranes to look over the high walls of his mansion to get a better view.

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Welcome to Tuesday, which marks three months since the war in Ukraine started. Meanwhile, BoJo is in trouble again, and millionaires at Davos ask to be taxed more. Persian-language, London-based media Kayhan explores what the future of Lebanon could look like after the election defeat of Iran-backed Hezbollah.

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