HONG KONG - AUGUST 31: A police officer holds a warning banner during Occupy Central protesters confront with police on August 31, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. The National People's Congress Standing Committee have endorsed a framework for political reform in Hong Kong ahead of the 2017 Chief Executive election, in which 3 candidates will be selected by a special committee, ruling out open nominations. Opposers to the plans, including pro-democracy group Occupy Central, argue that the system will not meet international standards and deprives people of a genuine choice of candidates. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)