Protesters gesture to during a mass demonstation against the launch of national education outside government headquarters in Hong Kong September 8, 2012. The Hong Kong government said on Saturday schools did not have to adopt a China-backed curriculum from 2015 in an apparent backdown following protests by tens of thousands of people who described it as an attempt to brainwash students. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST)



Pro-Chinese candidates in Hong Kong did well during recent legislative elections. Democratic political reformers had hoped to tip the scale with mass protests leading up to the weekend election. The World's Mary Kay Magistad tells host Marco Werman that education was one of the key issues for voters.

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