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Hong Kong Braces for Key Vote on Beijing-backed Reforms

Hong Kong lawmakers are expected to vote as early as Thursday on a contentious electoral reform bill backed by Beijing but rejected by the territory's pro-democracy groups. The reform package, formulated by Beijing, lays out the rules for electing the territory's chief executive in 2017.  It would for the first time allow Hong Kongers to vote for their top leader, but candidates would need to be approved by a 1,200-member committee dominated by Beijing loyalists. Analysts...

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