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‘Protect the rule of law’: Beijing defends ruling that effectively bans pro-independence politicians

hile Chinese officials defended their legal interpretation of oath swearing in Hong Kong’s legislature, Human Rights Watch researcher Maya Wang said it “sends a ‘chilling message’ to Hongkongers that the territory’s autonomy is ‘fast disappearing.’”
4 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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