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Month: October 2014

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The US-Asia Institute held an off-the-record briefing with Visiting Associate Professor Al Reyes, University of Hong Kong, to discuss the Hong Kong protests and possible fallout, on Wednesday October 15, 2014. The protests in Hong Kong, also known as the Umbrella Revolution, have recently garnered much international attention. The protests revolve around electoral reform, specifically reform of Beijing’s implementation of a new policy to be implemented in 2017. The policy would give the mainland power over who can run in elections to become Hong Kong’s chief executive. The protesters, predominately students, want the right to directly nominate and elect their chief executive. These protests have deep roots in the one country, two systems policy that

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