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HK Vetoes China-Backed Electoral Reform - 19 Jun 2015 - Sort by:
HK Vetoes China-Backed Electoral Reform - 19 Jun 2015
Hong Kong's legislature on Thursday vetoed a China-backed electoral reform package criticized by opposition pro-democracy lawmakers and activists as undemocratic, easing for now the prospect of fresh mass protests in the financial hub.

The rejection had been expected and will likely appease some activists who had demanded a veto of what they call a "fake" democratic model for how the Chinese-controlled territory chooses its next leader in 2017.

But it was a setback for Beijing's Communist leaders, who said in response that they remained committed to universal suffrage for Hong Kong but signaled...
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Pro-democracy lawmaker and I.T. advocate Charles Mok is surrounded by veto signs during his speech at the Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2015. Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers appeared to be standing firm in their pledge to veto Beijing-backed electoral reforms, as the Asian financial center's legislature debated the package that will define its democratic future. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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