Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement Faces Challenges After Win
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement vetoed China-backed electoral reform plans, but the next steps for democracy in Hong Kong aren't clear yet.By Matt Picht | June 18, 2015
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement is celebrating after the region's parliament voted down an electoral reform proposal supported by mainland China.
"It is a loud and clear signal to not only the SAR government but the central government that Hong Kong people object to this proposal," Labour Party lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chi-hung told the South China Morning Post.
Thanks to a botched walk-out attempt by Beijing supporters, the electoral measure only garnered eight votes in its favor; 28 of the chamber's 70 lawmakers voted against the proposal, denying the bill the two-thirds majority it needed to pass.