Former Hong Kong leader warns lawmakers against anti-Beijing vote

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's first chief executive after its return to Chinese rule in 1997 warned city lawmakers on Monday not to try to vote down Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the city's next leader, broadcaster RTHK reported. Tung Chee-hwa said Hong Kong would be taking steps backward if lawmakers voted against Beijing's political reform package for the territory, RTHK said, quoting Tung speaking at the inauguration of a think tank. ...