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China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader: Xinhua
Beijing - China's top legislative committee insisted Sunday on the authorities' right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, state media said, a move likely to trigger protests in the former British colony. The National People's Congress Standing Committee decided that the city's next Chief Executive will be elected by popular vote in 2017, "Upon nomination by a 'broadly representative' committee", the official news agency Xinhua reported.

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