Hong Kong faces resistance with Beijing-backed election plan

April 22, 2015 11:13 AM

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to Beijing-mandated restrictions on candidates for the city's top job.

The long-expected reform package made some tweaks but gave little ground to pro-democracy leaders, whose rejection of the government's initial proposal last year sparked protests that saw key streets in the city occupied for nearly three months and violent clashes with riot police. Nearly 1,000 peop...

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