My oath - new generation of Hong Kong lawmakers defies Beijing



Three newly elected Hong Kong legislators used their swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday to raise the contentious issues of independence and more democracy, highlighting growing defiance of Beijing among the city's young activist politicians.
The three are among a new generation in the city, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, demanding greater self determination, at least six of whom won seats in its 70-member legislature in an election last month.
Two of the new lawmakers pledged allegiance to a "Hong Kong nation" and displayed a "Hong Kong is not China" banner as... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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