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HK 2020 Interview: Ousted lawmaker says security law a ‘fait accompli’ but should not be used to persecute opponents

In Kenneth Leung’s own words, 2020 was “a bad year for many people.” For Leung himself, it saw the end of his eight-year stint as a Hong Kong legislator. The 58-year-old, who had represented the accountancy constituency since 2012, was ousted from the Legislative Council (LegCo) in mid-November alongside three fellow democrats following a decision […]

Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 5

Five months after Beijing imposed its controversial security law on Hong Kong, the city’s legislature has been emptied of all pan-democrats while police have made further arrests of opposition figures and journalists. The Department of Justice launched appeals against court decisions in November to acquit alleged protesters and Chief Executive Carrie Lam stressed national security […]

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Given China’s politicised, draconian justice system, will Hong Kong lawmakers pass the extradition bill?

Can the majority hold? Perhaps not. It’s still an open question. The majority, in this case, refers to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) pro-business establishment and pro-Beijing loyalist councillors. Together they occupy more than half the council’s 70 seats. A majority of those present will be necessary to pass the Hong Kong government’s controversial fugitive […]

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From electoral triumph to prison: ex-aide of ousted lawmaker Yau Wai-ching says movement tried to go too far, too fast

To Terry Yeung, the 25-year-old former assistant of disqualified lawmaker Yau Wai-ching, if their party did not commit that mistake in 2016, their lives could have turned out completely different. In October of that year, Youngspiration’s Yau and Baggio Leung took their oaths of office as lawmakers in controversial ways – which some considered derogatory to […]

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