Top China official in Hong Kong warns against confronting Beijing

February 5, 2015 4:10 AM

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Top China official in Hong Kong warns against confronting Beijing

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's top official in Hong Kong has warned democracy campaigners in the former British colony against pushing for independence and confronting Beijing, the official news agency, Xinhua, reported.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong shut down major business districts for 2-1/2 months last year, demanding open nominations in the next election of the city's chief executive in 2017.

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