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Hong Kong Activists Prepare for Election Referendumi
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Rebecca Valli
June 19, 2014 1:27 PM
The debate over election reform in Hong Kong is driving a wedge between Beijing and the vibrant port city, where pro-democracy activists are gearing up for an unofficial referendum this weekend. Activists say they are trying to persuade the city government to draft a democratic ballot law for elections in 2017 and 2020, and have pledged to occupy the city center if their demands go unheard. Rebecca Valli has more from Hong Kong for VOA.

Hong Kong Activists Prepare for Election Referendum

Published June 19, 2014

The debate over election reform in Hong Kong is driving a wedge between Beijing and the vibrant port city, where pro-democracy activists are gearing up for an unofficial referendum this weekend. Activists say they are trying to persuade the city government to draft a democratic ballot law for elections in 2017 and 2020, and have pledged to occupy the city center if their demands go unheard. Rebecca Valli has more from Hong Kong for VOA.


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