Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Candidate From Upcoming Election

  • Constitution, basic law say city is inalienable part of China
  • Person advocating independence can’t fulfill legislator duties

Chan Ho Tin.

Photographer: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Hong Kong has banned a potential candidate from contesting legislative council elections, saying his pro-independence stance violates constitutional tenets that declare the city an inalienable part of China.

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