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Hong Kong hits back at Chinese media over democracy poll

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Hong Kong's leader hit back Tuesday at Chinese media criticism of an unofficial democracy poll in the city, softening his stance after turnout far exceeded organisers' expectations with more than 700,000 voting so far. 

A billboard urging citizens to vote in an unofficial democracy poll in Hong Kong is seen on June 24, 2014

The informal "referendum", organised by local pro-democracy activists, comes as fears grow that China will backtrack on its promise to allow Hong Kong voters to choose their next leader -- currently appointed by a pro-Beijing panel.

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