(From AFP)

A group of Hong Kong activists is demanding a return to British rule as a stepping stone toward independence, as fears grow that Beijing is tightening its grip on the southern Chinese city.

Demonstrators display colonial flags during a march for democracy in Hong Kong in 2015

Pro-independence advocates have launched The Alliance to Resume British Sovereignty over Hong Kong and Independence party, the second political group in recent months to advocate a breakaway from China.

“Independence is the ultimate goal, to return to British rule is just a transitional phase,” Billy Chiu, the Alliance’s leader told AFP Wednesday.

The activists said they believed it would be easier to gain independence from Britain than China. Read More

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