Hong Kong election: Beijing loyalists vying for Legco seats look to impress powerful commitee’s voters in televised debate squib

Dozens of Beijing loyalists hoping to claim one of 40 Legislative Council seats granted to a dominant new constituency created in Hong Kong’s sweeping electoral system overhaul are facing off in a first-of-its-kind televised debate.The Friday forum, hosted by the Hong Kong Coalition, a pro-Beijing group created by former city leaders Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying, was expected to last for four hours.The afternoon debate, which comes about three weeks before the December 19 election, will…
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