Hong Kong democracy poll an ‘illegal farce’

Tom Phillips | 23 June 2014 | The Telegraph

An unofficial poll designed to measure support for democracy in Hong Kong is an “illegal farce”, one of China’s bestselling newspapers claimed on Monday in an indication of Beijing’s extreme discomfort with the former colony’s increasingly vocal protest movement.

More than 700,000 people have voted – either online or at polling stations – since the referendum was launched on Friday, according to Occupy Central, the protest group organising it.

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