Hong Kong unveils electoral reform package, vows no compromise




 
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April 22nd, 2015  
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Topic: Hong Kong unveils electoral reform package, vows no compromise


By Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government gave lawmakers their first look on Wednesday at a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city's next leader, a plan that reflects China's desire for a tightly controlled poll despite calls for more democracy. The controversial government proposal follows huge pro-democracy protests last year in one of the greatest challenges to Beijing's Communist Party rule since the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997.




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