More Hong Kong university students back independence: poll

February 27, 2015 6:35 AM

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More Hong Kong university students back independence: poll

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.

The findings come a month after Hong Kong's embattled leader Leung Chun-ying warned against the rise of separatism, after parts of the city were paralyzed last year by more than two months of pro-democracy protests.

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