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Back to the future for Hong Kong under electoral reforms

Opposition politicians and some Beijing supporters lament that the overhaul sets Hong Kong back to pre-1997 handover days.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - It seemed like deja vu for the territory.

The massive overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system immediately drew comparisons to the 2014 political reform package backed by Beijing and promoted by the city's then Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, who has since risen to be its top official or Chief Executive.

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