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Hong Kong's Security & Finance chiefs resigned in the midst of public rage

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[Hong Kong, July 16, 2003] Hong Kong's Security chief Ms. Yip and Finance chief Mr. Leung quitted their positions due to mounting public pressures. Ms. Yip is known to be a hardline supporter of Article 23 or the so-called anti-subversive law imposed by Beijing, which has made her one of the most unpopular administrators in this Hong Kong government. Mr. Leung is reportedly invovled in a case of evading tax in purchasing a luxuary Lexus automobile and is now being sued for this scandal. Local residents also speculate that Hong Kong's chief executive officer Mr. Tung might lose his job soon because Beijing seems to be unsatisfied with his inability to install this security bill quickly.

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