November 12, 2020

Asia

HONG KONG: Mass resignations by opposition lawmakers cement Beijing’s control

BY Gabriel Wildau

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( 4 mins) The Hong Kong government expelled pro-democracy lawmakers from the Legislative Council, triggering the rest of the opposition faction to resign in protest.A new decision by the mainland legislature grants Hong Kong's pro-Beijing administration broad powers to disqualify candidates or to expel elected lawmakers without judicial review.The expulsions do not directly affect the foreign business community, […]

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