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China Moves To Limit Hong Kong Election Could Stir Protests

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August 27, 2014 AT 5:58 AM
Local media reported, China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city's Central business district. Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule from British colonial administration in 1997, has been deeply polarized and hit by protests over how its next leader is chosen in 2017 – by universal suffrage, as the democrats would like, or from a list of pro-Beijing candidates.