Members of Hong Kong National Party hand out leaflets to the public in Mong Kok in May 2016. In July 2018, the Hong Kong secretary for security said the party had three weeks to make a case for why it should be allowed to continue its political activity, with a ban on the party appearing imminent. Photo: Sam Tsang

Why Hong Kong should not believe ‘Beijing man’ Lau Siu-kai’s take on the troubles of a separatist party

Alice Wu says his suggestion that the ultimatum against the Hong Kong National Party resulted from Beijing’s pressure on local officials raises questions beyond the fate of a minor political party. Those questions include whether his voice should carry the weight that it does

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Members of Hong Kong National Party hand out leaflets to the public in Mong Kok in May 2016. In July 2018, the Hong Kong secretary for security said the party had three weeks to make a case for why it should be allowed to continue its political activity, with a ban on the party appearing imminent. Photo: Sam Tsang
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