Ousting of 4 lawmakers ‘legal and reasonable’ says Hong Kong no.2, as gov’t condemns ‘groundless’ foreign criticism

The government’s decision to disqualify four opposition lawmakers was “constitutional, legal and reasonable,” Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said on Sunday, adding that Beijing had the ultimate right to interpret and monitor the implementation of the Basic Law. In statements made in his official blog, the city’s number two official said Beijing’s decision was in accordance […]