Amid mounting cries of interference by pan-democrats, Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office issued a flurry of statements on Tuesday, doubling down on the central government’s right to supervise the city. Photo: AFP

Beijing not backing down from brewing battle, underscoring right of Hong Kong agencies to ‘exercise jurisdiction’

  • Flurry of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office statements includes call for opposition lawmaker to step down, face legal consequences of breaking oath
  • While office does not intervene ‘in general’, Beijing has duty to react when city’s fundamental interests are harmed, office says
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Amid mounting cries of interference by pan-democrats, Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office issued a flurry of statements on Tuesday, doubling down on the central government’s right to supervise the city. Photo: AFP
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