fredag 28. april 2017

Hong Kong charges pro-independence activists over China protest

Hong Kong police have charged two former pro-independence politicians over scuffles in the legislature, amid a widening crackdown on dissenting voices in the former British colony. Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung were disqualified from the city’s legislature last year after a dramatic anti-China protest during their swearing-in ceremony in October. During the ceremony, Yau and Leung, who have both called for a complete split with mainland China, altered the text of their oaths, declaring allegiance to the “Hong Kong nation”. They also unfurled banners that said “Hong Kong is not China” and used an expletive to refer to China. Read more