September 2016: Hong Kong Holds Legislative Elections

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Hong Kong Holds Legislative Elections
Image of Nathan Law, an anti-China activist celebrating after winning a legislative seat.
Hong Kong holds its legislative elections on September 4, 2016, and has the highest turnout of voters in the territory's history. More than half the population comes out to vote, voicing their discontent for China's attempt to stifle democracy. The results from the election shock China's leadership; for the first time, the localists have gained seats, reflecting a growing belief that Hong Kong should be able to make its own decisions regardless of what the Chinese government wants.
Photo source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung
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