Hong Kong race for top job roiled by scandals

Associated Press
Hong Kong race for top job roiled by scandals

In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Henry Tang, one of the potential candidate for the upcoming Chief Executive election, right, and his wife Lisa, cry at the news conference in Hong Kong as Tang apologized to the people of Hong Kong for failing to deal with an illegal basement at his mansion. Tang, the son of Hong Kong's tycoon, was widely considered a shoo-in as Hong Kong's next leader, with key backing from Beijing. Then came the scandals, including an extramarital affair and an uproar over his illegally built underground leisure palace. Then followed Henry Tang's evasive answers to questions about long-standing rumors of an illegitimate child, which Hong Kong's press took as tacit confirmation. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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