Protester with headband taking part in pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong
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China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll

Chinese authorities have ruled out open nominations for elections to choose Hong Kong's leader.

Authorities said two to three candidates would be nominated by a "broadly representative" committee and the decision is expected to limit the selection of candidates to pro-Beijing figures.

The pro-democracy Occupy Central movement is launching a sit-in in the city's central business district in protest.

Damian Grammaticus reports from Beijing.

  • 31 Aug 2014
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