Qiao Xiaoyang, chairman of the Law Committee under the National People's Congress Standing Committee, speaks to reporters at yesterday's NPC seminar in Shenzhen. Qiao insisted Beijing had shown maximum tolerance to the city's dissident parties. Photo: SCMP

Opponents of Beijing ineligible to be CE: top Chinese official

Top mainland official cites 3-stage test under which any candidate who 'confronts' central government would fail to qualify for election

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Qiao Xiaoyang, chairman of the Law Committee under the National People's Congress Standing Committee, speaks to reporters at yesterday's NPC seminar in Shenzhen. Qiao insisted Beijing had shown maximum tolerance to the city's dissident parties. Photo: SCMP
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