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Can democracy survive in Hong Kong? | Inside Story

A mass walk out is raising new concerns about democracy in Hong Kong. 15 opposition politicians stepped down after the dismissal of four colleagues considered a threat to China's national security. Beijing says the resignation is a direct challenge to its authority over the former British colony. The UK is …

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Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers threaten mass resignations

All of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians resigned on Wednesday in solidarity with four of their colleagues who had been sacked for refusing to recognise China’s authority in the region. Several of the lawmakers arrived at parliament on Thursday morning to hand in their resignations, with one unfurling a banner in …

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China defends rule that led to Hong Kong politicians' dismissal

The Chinese government is defending a new rule that has led to the dismissal of four Hong Kong politicians. It has prompted 15 other legislators from the opposition democratic camp to resign in solidarity. The development is drawing international criticism and has raised questions about what it means for the …

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UK says China has breached Hong Kong treaty by quashing opposition

Britain on Thursday said China had broken a major bilateral treaty on Hong Kong by imposing new rules to disqualify elected legislators in the former British colony, cautioning that it would work with allies to hold Beijing to account. Hong Kong’s autonomy was guaranteed under the “one country, two systems” …

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Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers all resign after Beijing ruling

Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have resigned en-masse, after four of their colleagues were expelled from the city’s legislature. (Subscribe: The dismissal of the four came just days after the Chinese government passed a resolution saying any politician questioning Beijing’s authority should be removed. The former British colony, now part …

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Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers expelled, colleagues resign in protest

Four pro-democracy lawmakers were expelled from the Hong Kong legislature on Wednesday after the passing of a resolution in China that permitted the city’s executive to expel legislators deemed to be supporting independence. The city said the four legislators were expelled for endangering security, though did not provide more details. …

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Hong Kong opposition politicians resign

Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have resigned en masse after four of them were expelled from the territory’s parliament. The legislators were apparently banished from the assembly for endangering national security. The 19 members of the opposition have confirmed they will submit their letters of resignation on Thursday. SUBSCRIBE to …

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Majority of Hong Kong's opposition politicians resign

The majority of Hong Kong’s opposition politicians have resigned en masse after Beijing passed a resolution disqualifying four of their fellow legislators. The government accuses them of being a threat to national security, but critics say China is stepping up efforts to silence dissent. Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan reports from …

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