Civic Party members Dennis Kwok (right), Alvin Yeung, (third right), and Kwok Ka-ki (fourth right) attend a news conference after being disqualified from the Legislative Council elections. Photo: AP
Civic Party members Dennis Kwok (right), Alvin Yeung, (third right), and Kwok Ka-ki (fourth right) attend a news conference after being disqualified from the Legislative Council elections. Photo: AP

Beijing’s expected decision to let disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers finish Legco term seen as effort to mollify US, ‘restore harmony’

  • One pro-Beijing heavyweight attributes the expected move to a desire not to provoke the US in the lead-up to November’s presidential election
  • Mainland academics, meanwhile, believe allowing the four barred Legco members to complete their term would ‘help restore political harmony’

Civic Party members Dennis Kwok (right), Alvin Yeung, (third right), and Kwok Ka-ki (fourth right) attend a news conference after being disqualified from the Legislative Council elections. Photo: AP
Civic Party members Dennis Kwok (right), Alvin Yeung, (third right), and Kwok Ka-ki (fourth right) attend a news conference after being disqualified from the Legislative Council elections. Photo: AP
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