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: APCivic 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’

Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong
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: APCivic 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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