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Hong Kong Talks Begin With Few Concessions

After more than three weeks of protests, an uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong as the public began to digest the implications of a first round of talks between the government and the Umbrella Movement protest leaders. In talks that were broadcast live, the activists pursued their demand for the public to freely choose candidates for the 2017 leadership elections. However, the government made few concessions and uncertainty persists about what comes next.  Five members of the Hong...

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