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Hong Kong at odds with China over access to democracy

Last week lawmakers in Hong Kong’s legislature vetoed an electoral reform package that had the support the Chinese government. The law would have allowed people in Hong Kong to vote for the city's chief executive, but with only pre-screened, pro-Beijing candidates on the ballot. Last year tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the streets, calling for universal suffrage. Wen Huang, author of The Little Red Guard and Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel, joins us to talk about what the latest vote means for the Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

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