People gather at Mongkok district during demonstrations in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / XAUME OLLEROS
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British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Tuesday he will summon China's ambassador to London over the protests in Hong Kong to express his "dismay and alarm" about the refusal to grant free elections.Britain handed control of Hong Kong to China in 1997 under an agreement that enshrined the "one country, two systems" principle, which was meant to preserve Hong Kong's capitalist system and way of life for a period up to 2047 .The demonstrators have demanded full universal suffrage after Beijing last month said it would allow elections for the semi-autonomous city's next leader in 2017 but would vet the candidates -- a decision branded a "fake democracy".
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