Bei­jing bars ac­tivists from tak­ing of­fice

Toronto Star - - WORLD -

China’s top leg­isla­tive body ruled Mon­day that Hong Kong cit­i­zens who ad­vo­cate in­de­pen­dence can’t hold pub­lic of­fice, a rare in­ter­ven­tion that ap­pears to bar two elected lo­cal politi­cians from re­tak­ing their oaths and could spark un­rest. The de­ci­sion came amid a court bat­tle over whether the ac­tivists who were elected in Septem­ber could take their seats after ut­ter­ing anti-China sen­ti­ment.

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