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HK’s High Court disqualifies two nation-insulting legislators-elect

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
J
ustice Thomas Au accepted Beijing’s reinterpretation of Article 104 of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, and beyond strictly considering the oaths of legislators Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung to be invalid, he “also ruled that the president of [Hong Kong’s Legislative Council] has no power to re-administer or allow for re-administration of any future oath-taking by the two.”
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. 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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