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.