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China approves plan to veto Hong Kong election candidates

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China’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system including plans to grant Beijing veto powers over candidates, as leaders move towards a “patriotic” government after huge democracy rallies in the city.

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Only one member of the National People’s Congress voted against approving a draft decision on the changes, which critics say will be one of the final nails in the coffin of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.

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