Pro-independence legislator-elects Baggio Leung (C) and Yau Wai-ching (R) took part during a protest against Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law, a day before China's parliament was expected to announce their interpretation of the Basic Law in light of their oath-taking controversy. Photo: Reuters

A necessary intervention to keep separatists out of public office

Interpretation of the Basic Law on oath-taking was forced on Beijing by the antics of localist lawmakers, who challenged the bottom line of ‘one country’

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Pro-independence legislator-elects Baggio Leung (C) and Yau Wai-ching (R) took part during a protest against Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law, a day before China's parliament was expected to announce their interpretation of the Basic Law in light of their oath-taking controversy. Photo: Reuters
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