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Hong Kong Holds Referendum on Democratic Reforms

Polling stations across Hong Kong opened Sunday in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform in the former British colony, a move that has angered Beijing. Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of online and telephone voting that began on Friday. Chinese Communist Party authorities have declared the referendum illegal and without effect, as has the government of Hong Kong. The Occupy Central movement, which organized the balloting, opened actual voting stations on...

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