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Hong Kong Rejects China-backed Electoral Reforms

Hong Kong lawmakers have overwhelmingly rejected a controversial, Beijing-backed electoral reform package that had divided the territory's opposition and pro-government forces. Camps of pro-democracy protesters erupted in cheers Thursday after opposition lawmakers united to defeat the bill. Just 8 lawmakers voted for the legislation, while 28 voted against it. "We used our sacred vote today to veto a fake universal suffrage proposal,” said Civic Party leader Alan Leong....

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