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Alternative Hong Kong Election Plan Sparks Beijing Reaction

A Chinese central government official in Hong Kong says Beijing will declare an emergency in the territory if the local political situation gets out of control. The warning Thursday by Hao Tiechuan, director of communications for the Chinese government's office in Hong Kong, follows an announcement of an alternative election plan by 26 pro-democracy lawmakers in the territory. Hao told reporters Thursday that any attempt to reduce the power of the Beijing-designated nomination...

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