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Hong Kong Protests

Protests against China's proposed electoral reforms in Hong Kong city.

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Hong Kong, a former British colony, became a part of the People's Republic of China in 1997. As part of the agreement to transfer control of the city, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China, meaning it was guaranteed political autonomy in matters other than foreign relations and defense. Despite this agreement, China has asserted control over Hong Kong's political process to an extent that has angered some members of the city's population.

In anticipation of the 2017 election of a new Hong Kong Chief Executive, China's government proposed a reformed electoral system in which a 1200-member committee would elect two or three candidates for the general population to vote between. This system would ensure a higher degree of control over the electoral process by the Chinese government.

Protests against the proposed electoral reforms began on September 22, 2014 and have continued for a number of months. Police response to quell the protests has included the use of tear gas.

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