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Hong Kong Bars Pro-independence Politician From Upcoming Poll

A top pro-independence politician in Hong Kong has been barred from running in the territory's September legislative elections. Andy Chan, the founder of the Hong Kong National Party, was one of at least 13 pro-democracy candidates who refused to sign a new required pledge stating that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China. The city government announced Saturday that he has been disqualified from running.   Chan's party, which backs independence for the city-state,...

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