Spate of disqualifications of Hong Kong lawmakers and ban on election candidates has sparked debate about whether those who advocate independence or self-determination can ever enter politics. Art: Brian Wang

Can Hong Kong’s activists for self-determination get a second chance in politics?

  • Recent spate of disqualifications may show an administration taking seriously President Xi Jinping’s warning not to cross ‘red line’ of threatening sovereignty
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Spate of disqualifications of Hong Kong lawmakers and ban on election candidates has sparked debate about whether those who advocate independence or self-determination can ever enter politics. Art: Brian Wang
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.