Hong Kong democrats stick to their guns as reform vote looms




 
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June 18th, 2015  
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Topic: Hong Kong democrats stick to their guns as reform vote looms


By Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Beijing supporters converged outside government buildings in Hong Kong on Thursday as city legislators prepared to resume debate on a Beijing-backed electoral package that will define the Chinese-controlled city's democratic future. The debate on the contentious blueprint for how Hong Kong chooses its next leader in 2017 began on Wednesday, with pro-democracy legislators sticking to their guns and pledging to veto what they call a "fake" democratic model. Weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong late last year posed the biggest challenge in years for China's ruling Communist Party.




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