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Pro-independence Hong Kong party faces possible ban

AP     17th July, 2018 02:34:52 printer

Pro-independence Hong Kong party faces possible ban

 

Hong Kong authorities have told a political party that advocates independence for the Chinese territory that the group might be banned on national security grounds.

 

The territory's security bureau sent a letter Tuesday to the leader of the Hong Kong National Party, Andy Chan, saying it has three weeks to make a case for why it should not be banned.

 

The letter cites a national security law that has not been invoked since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

 

The Hong Kong National Party was founded in 2016 in response to frustration about Beijing's treatment of the territory.


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