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Hong Kong's Occupy Central Pushes for "Genuine Democracy" 


On July 15, the Hong Kong government unveiled its first report on electoral reform to Beijing, formally beginning the five step process to amend the methods for selecting the city's leader and legislature. Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying offered no concrete proposals, but affirmed the rule of the Chinese government.

Meanwhile, two weeks earlier — and 17 years after Hong Kong's return to China from British rule — hundreds of thousands of protesters took part in the annual July 1 march to call for a more direct election of the chief executive in 2017... 

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