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.