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HK pro-independence lawmakers prevented from retaking oath

Two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers were denied the chance to swear themselves into office on Wednesday after their pro-Beijing peers walked out of the chamber in protest at the duo’s anti-China sentiment. A week before, Sixtus “Baggio” Leung and Yau Wai-Ching, from the pro-independence group Youngspiration, had displayed a flag stating “Hong Kong is not China” and […]