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China People's Congress

Beijing to have a say on who can run for Hong Kong's legislature

National People's Congress set to approve election system overhaul on March 11

HONG KONG -- A senior Chinese legislative official on Friday hailed plans for a "new democratic electoral system with Hong Kong characteristics" for the city in a clear indication of Beijing's plans to eliminate opposition voices.

Wang Chen, vice chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, announced the submission of a draft resolution for revamping Hong Kong's electoral system to delegates on the opening day of the congress' annual session, using language echoing Beijing's self-described "socialism with Chinese characteristics."

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