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Hong Kong Legislators Walk Out of Chief Executive Address

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong raised yellow umbrellas and walked out of the annual policy address of Hong Kong's chief executive Wednesday, calling for universal suffrage. The lawmakers are calling for Hong Kong to allow any candidate to run for office in the city's 2017 election, rather than require candidates to be pre-screened by a committee that opponents say is biased toward the Beijing government. The pre-screening plan has been an object of contention since last...

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