China | Pro-independence activist banned from Hong Kong elections

Pro-independence activist banned from Hong Kong elections

July 30, 2016 2:36 PM (UTC+8)

 

 (From AFP)

A leading pro-independence politician was Saturday disqualified from standing in Hong Kong’s upcoming legislative election, his party said.

Andy Chan
Andy Chan

Andy Chan, who founded the Hong Kong National Party in March, was banned by the city’s government from taking part in the September poll.

But the party, which claims there is growing support for the semi-autonomous city to break away from mainland China, said it was “honored” to be the first to have a candidate disqualified.

“The National Party on July 30 received an email from the government saying they have officially disqualified the party’s convenor Andy Chan,” a statement said Saturday. Read More

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