Basic Law Committee member and Peking University law professor Rao Geping said the Basic Law did not explicitly prohibit independence advocates from running for Legco, but asked how could it allow a lawmaker to advocate the city’s separation from the nation? Photo: Dickson Lee

Independence hopefuls challenge change in election rules that require recognition of Hong Kong’s status

Candidates for upcoming Legislative Council elections risk disqualification if they refuse to sign form acknowledging Hong Kong’s status as a special administrative region of China

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2016

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Basic Law Committee member and Peking University law professor Rao Geping said the Basic Law did not explicitly prohibit independence advocates from running for Legco, but asked how could it allow a lawmaker to advocate the city’s separation from the nation? Photo: Dickson Lee
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