Hong Kong leader tells pro-democracy protesters to stop campaign 'immediately' after demonstrators set deadline

September 30, 2014 5:12 AM

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Hong Kong's chief executive urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign "immediately" Tuesday after demonstrators gave the Chinese government a Wednesday deadline to meet their demands for political reforms.

Leung Chun-ying said that Beijing would not reverse its earlier decision to hand-pick eligible candidates to lead the former British colony, which only became part of China in 1997.

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