Protestors on the streets of Hong Kong
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Thousands rally in Hong Kong to demand democratic reforms

1 January 2014 Last updated at 16:29 GMT

Over 10,000 people in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to demand democratic reforms.

The Chinese government has agreed to allow citizens in the semi-autonomous city to directly elect their leader in 2017.

Yet there are worries that Beijing will continue to pull the strings from behind the scenes.

Juliana Liu reports.