Hong Kong: China Vows to Keep Electoral Reform Plan Despite Legco Veto

June 18, 2015 10:53 AM

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Hong Kong: China Vows to Keep Electoral Reform Plan Despite Legco Veto

BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese top legislature on Thursday said its decision on Hong Kong’s electoral reforms last August will remain in force in the future, despite Hong Kong Legislative Council’s veto of the universal suffrage motion.

Last year, the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s largely rubber-stamp body, approved a plan by which Hong Kong voters could directly elect their next Chief Executive in 2017. Currently, Hong Kong’s top leader is chosen by a 1,200-strong committee that is seen as sympathetic to Beijing’s inte...

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