China's parliament is considering changes to Hong Kong's electoral committee, which selects the city's leader, as well as giving it new powers to nominate and elect candidates to the city's legislature, a senior parliament official says.
The vote came as people in Hong Kong marked the 31st anniversary of China sending tanks and troops to crush students' protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi insisted in Beijing that the proposed law must be imposed "without the slightest delay".
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says seeking Chinese intervention was provided for under city's constitution but that she cannot reveal under what circumstances she will do so.
A massive pro-democracy rally in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings.
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Tense calm returned to the semi-autonomous territory after anti-government protesters broke into the legislative council in Hong Kong overnight.
Chinese state media characterises the demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "riot" and accusing protesters of "violent acts." State-run daily says that protesters are using the extradition bill "to tarnish the image of the government."
The Hong Kong government was forced to delay the start of a legislative session on the contentious extradition bill as protesters massed outside the chamber and government headquarters.
Hong Kongers will head to legislative council polls next week to fill four seats that were left vacant after its members were disqualified over the 2016 oath-taking saga.
Three leaders of the Umbrella Movement have been sentenced to several months in prison. The pro-democracy figures are barred from running for seats in the legislature for the next five years.
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