Hong Kong's lingering hope for a peaceful resolution

A peaceful end to Hong Kong's political crisis remains elusive, but the authorities and the protesters will be hoping for one.

Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying says he won’t resign, amid escalating calls from student protesters that he step down.

At a news conference shortly before the protesters’ midnight deadline last night for his resignation, Mr Leung said that constitutional reforms slated for 2017 would only take place within restrictions outlined by Beijing.


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