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In unprecedented act, China bars 2 HK lawmakers from office

 

BEIJING - China's top legislature on Monday effectively barred two democratically elected separatist lawmakers from taking office in

Hong Kong, an intervention into a local political dispute that's likely to spark further turmoil in the southern Chinese city.

 

The National People's Congress Standing Committee in Beijing issued a ruling on a section of Hong Kong's mini-constitution covering oaths taken by officials. It acted after a provocative display of anti-China sentiment by two newly elected pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers at their swearing-in ceremony last month.

 

Hong Kong's government will fully implement the interpretation, said Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of the semiautonomous Chinese region.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.07.16, 08:51