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What Hong Kong's Loyalty Pledge Says About Its Future

Voters in Hong Kong will be electing members of the territory’s Legislative Council September 4. During past election cycles, candidates only needed to attest they would uphold the freedoms guaranteed in Hong Kong's Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the territory; this time, however, candidates running for office needed to sign an additional pledge saying Hong Kong was an inalienable part of China. Chan Ho-tin and Yeung Ke-cheong refused to sign the pledge, which then resulted in the...

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