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China Bars 2 Hong Kong Lawmakers From Taking Seats

China is preventing two elected pro-independence lawmakers in Hong Kong from taking their seats in the city's legislature because they deliberately misread their oaths of office. The Hong Kong lawmakers included expletives and derogatory comments in their swearing-in ceremony last month, while displaying a "Hong Kong is Not China" flag.  The National People's Congress Standing Committee in Beijing published its ruling Monday. The committee said talk of...

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