Jimmy Lai, chairman and founder of Next Media, speaks during an interview in Taipei in this November 29, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Nicky Loh/Files
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China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.An article in the ruling Communist Party's flagship newspaper People's Daily said that some in the former British colony were colluding with outside forces to interfere in Hong Kong's governance.The warning appeared as China's legislature was expected to announce Sunday that an elite pro-Beijing body must vet candidates for the territory's leader starting from 2017 -- setting up a showdown with pro-democracy groups who want the public to be able to nominate people freely.
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