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Hong Kong Exec Allegedly Took $6M Bribe

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive is now being accused of taking A$7 million (about $6.1 million) in secret fees from an Australian engineering company in return for his support. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the agreement was made between Cy Leung and the UGL company just before he was made chief executive in 2011. The payments were made in two installments while he was in office. Leung is has been facing down pro-democracy protests the likes of which Hong Kong has not seen.