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Hong Kong's political overhaul: Five things to know

Candidate hopefuls to face many new obstacles in running for office

Anyone running for legislative office in Hong Kong will now be required to be screened for their patriotism to China and support for the country's national security interests.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Activists have campaigned for decades to bring full democracy to Hong Kong, and China promised -- when it resumed control of the city from Britain in 1997 -- to work toward introducing universal suffrage.

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