Hong Kong government cements support for China's pre-screening of poll candidates

January 7, 2015 7:47 AM

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Hong Kong government cements support for China's pre-screening of poll candidates

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government on Wednesday cemented its support for China's plan to pre-screen candidates for the city's 2017 leadership election, just weeks after authorities cleared the streets of protesters pushing for greater democracy.

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, in an address to lawmakers, framed the debate about Hong Kong's future as one about how an existing, Beijing-approved election nominating committee will operate rather than whether the committee should continue to exist.

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