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Pro-Democracy Update: Back to the Drawing Board for Hong Kong Election Reform?

WSJ’s Jeffrey Ng reports:  Beijing’s plans to allow Hong Kong people to elect their next leader—albeit only from among prescreened candidates and effectively denying an open vote—will need approval of two-thirds of the city’s 70-member strong legislature. 262 more words

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Hong Kong’s democracy fight shows how everyone was wrong about reforms in China | Quartz

Yesterday, Beijing handed down a proposal for reforming Hong Kong’s election process that pro-democracy activists say falls woefully short what was originally promised to the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. 142 more words

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Friday included one of the most adventurous, surreal nights anyone of us have probably ever experienced, but we’ll get to that in a bit. For now, we’ll just start with the not as exciting events leading up to it. 1,179 more words

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Ovolo Southside - Hong Kong, China The newest addition to Hong...

Ovolo Southside – Hong Kong, China The newest addition to Hong Kong’s fabulous hotel scene, Ovolo…

Ovolo Southside - Hong Kong, China The newest addition to Hong...

Ovolo Southside – Hong Kong, China The newest addition to Hong Kong’s fabulous hotel scene, Ovolo…

Hong Kong's troubles

China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee ruled against the aspirations of the people of Hong Kong to elect their next leader in 2017 by universal suffrage without restrictions, and established instead a system of election among “two or three” candidates screened by a nominating committee. 217 more words

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