Protester with headband taking part in pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong
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China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll

31 August 2014 Last updated at 16:04 BST

Chinese authorities have ruled out open nominations for elections to choose Hong Kong's leader.

Authorities said two to three candidates would be nominated by a "broadly representative" committee and the decision is expected to limit the selection of candidates to pro-Beijing figures.

The pro-democracy Occupy Central movement is launching a sit-in in the city's central business district in protest.

Damian Grammaticus reports from Beijing.