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Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council protest while being sworn in, leading to suspensions and a chaotic ceremony

he newly sworn-in representatives include six "localism" activists, three of whom snubbed China while taking oaths and were at least temporarily suspended from legislature proceedings. During the first of those, voting for LegCo's president, "pro-democracy members tore up their ballots and left the chamber in protest." Beijing had previously communicated through newspaper editorials that if such legislature battles ensue and Hong Kong's courts cannot decide whether to accept the protesting members' oaths, then China's parliament will step in.
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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