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GV Face: Hong Kong's Citizen-Led Referendum on Voting Rights

Activists and scholars in Hong Kong worked together for two years to organize a citizen-led, technology-driven referendum on voting rights that took place at the end of June. Nearly 800,000 people — about a fifth of Hong Kong's voting population — turned out to cast their votes in favor of universal suffrage for all citizens of the special administrative region of China.

On this edition of GV Face, GV China editor and Hong Kong media freedom advocate Oiwan Lam discusses the strategy and process behind the referendum and tells us what's next for advocates at the forefront of Hong Kong's voting rights movement.

Follow our in-depth coverage: Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

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