9/19, 4:13 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Hong Kongers voting for new China-backed leader

Around 4,900 Hong Kong citizens will cast their votes on Sunday for candidates backed by the Chinese government in order to elect the city's new leader.

This is the first election since Beijing introduced the Hong Kong national security law and overhauled the city's political system including the electoral matters.

Local media suggested around 6,000 police officers have been deployed to the streets to ensure the voting process can go as planned. People won't be able to vote for pro-democracy candidates since most of them are either jailed or have fled the country.

Breaking the News / ND