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US Lawmaker Urges Rejection of Proposed Hong Kong Voting Rules

A U.S. lawmaker is encouraging Hong Kong legislators to veto electoral rules proposed by Beijing. In a recent interview with VOA, New Jersey Republican Representative Chris Smith said he supports a threat by Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers to block the Beijing-backed reforms, which would allow all voters in the autonomous Chinese territory to choose their chief executive for the first time in 2017, but only from a limited pool of candidates. The 27 pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong...

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