Behind a Gate, Hong Kong Chief Tries to Make a Deal With Protesters

Leader Criticized for Being Out of Touch Keeps Out of Sight

HONG KONG—The man who governs Asia’s most important financial center spends most of his time these days holed up in his official residence—a former British governor’s mansion—with stewards catering to him as he tries to negotiate an end to protests that have gripped Hong Kong for 11 days.

The city government, led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, appeared to be headed for confrontation with protesters as recently as Sunday night, after he publicly demanded that streets be cleared for the workday Monday morning.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/behind-a-gate-hong-kong-chief-tries-to-make-a-deal-1412621422

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