Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hong Kong Flares Up












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Protests flared on September 26, 2014 and they have mushroomed into the biggest demonstrations to take place in Hong Kong under Chinese rule.
 
All because of an argument: How the next Chief Executive election is going to unfold in 2017. China may have conceded that there will be one person, one vote – but Beijing put out a plan under which it would effectively control which candidates would be allowed to stand. [Note: The Chief Executive is the head honcho of the city government].

And Hong Kong citizens became all riled up and took to the streets.

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