Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan




 
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June 17th, 2015  
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Topic: Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan


By James Pomfret and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - More than a thousand people converged on Hong Kong's Legislative Council early on Wednesday before lawmakers debate a Beijing-backed electoral reform plan that could trigger fresh protests in the Chinese-controlled city. The former British colony has reinforced security after mass protests crippled parts of the Asian financial hub late last year, presenting China's ruling Communist Party with one of its biggest political challenges in decades. The Legislative Council issued an "amber alert" before the vote on the reform package, which is expected by Friday.




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