In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, a supporter holds the number 8 representing the Pro-Beijing election candidate Regina Ip, former Hong Kong secretary of security during a debate for the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong. China's territory of Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy, freedom of the press and limited democracy, but its politics remains highly constrained by Beijing's wariness over threats to its authority. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, a supporter holds the number 8 representing the Pro-Beijing election candidate Regina Ip, former Hong Kong secretary of security during a debate for the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong. China's territory of Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy, freedom of the press and limited democracy, but its politics remains highly constrained by Beijing's wariness over threats to its authority.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, a supporter holds the number 8 representing the Pro-Beijing election candidate Regina Ip, former Hong Kong secretary of security during a debate for the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong. China's territory of Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy, freedom of the press and limited democracy, but its politics remains highly constrained by Beijing's wariness over threats to its authority. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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