Hong Kong opposition lawmakers (from left) Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung were immediately disqualified after a Beijing resolution empowering the local government to bypass the courts and unseat politicians. Photo: Dickson Lee Hong Kong opposition lawmakers (from left) Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung were immediately disqualified after a Beijing resolution empowering the local government to bypass the courts and unseat politicians. Photo: Dickson Lee
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers (from left) Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung were immediately disqualified after a Beijing resolution empowering the local government to bypass the courts and unseat politicians. Photo: Dickson Lee

EU accuses China of dealing ‘severe blow’ to Hong Kong freedom and seeks immediate reinstatement of lawmakers

  • Germany says removal of pro-democracy opposition members is the latest step in a ‘deeply worrying’ trend aimed at undermining pluralism
  • British foreign minister Raab says Beijing’s moves do not merely curb freedoms in Hong Kong but also tarnish China’s international reputation

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers (from left) Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung were immediately disqualified after a Beijing resolution empowering the local government to bypass the courts and unseat politicians. Photo: Dickson Lee Hong Kong opposition lawmakers (from left) Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung were immediately disqualified after a Beijing resolution empowering the local government to bypass the courts and unseat politicians. Photo: Dickson Lee
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers (from left) Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung were immediately disqualified after a Beijing resolution empowering the local government to bypass the courts and unseat politicians. Photo: Dickson Lee
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