Sat. May 15th, 2021

The Chinese government has condemned the mass resignation of most of Hong Kong’s opposition from parliament as an “open challenge” to its authority.

Nearly all pro-democracy lawmakers have resigned in protest after four of their colleagues were deemed threats to national security and dismissed.

Many see Hong Kong’s limited democracy as now being in its death throes.

The UK government has accused China of breaching its commitments to protect Hong Kong’s autonomy.

The former British colony became part of China in 1997 but was promised it could keep some unique freedoms for 50 years.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said of Wednesday’s move to remove the four lawmakers: “Beijing’s imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong constitutes a clear breach of the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration.

“China has once again broken its promises and undermined Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy.”

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5 thoughts on “Hong Kong: Defiant Hong Kong opposition condemned by China – BBC News”
  1. As usual, everything reported by BBC about China is completely biased. They selectively choose news source and again the audience choose to believe and never have doubt on the genuinity … When BBC report news in the UK, the audience then starts to question the genuinity of the source and often call it fake news. What a bounch of poor uneducated people. I bet most of them even never walked out of their own neighbourhood…

  2. Let us make this clear! The western democratic societies will not tolerate regimes in whatever fashion which oppress democratic freedom and civil rights. Those regimes like russia or china are tolerated to a certain extent because of business or military aspects. But history has shown like with the USSR or GDR that the people will always long for free will. Nobody can take it from you. There will be always a way to fight tyranny and dictators. Sooner or later their ideology will be forgotten. That is why it is important to always be guarded and never take freedom and civil rights for granted.

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