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China Orders Barring of Hong Kong Lawmakers Over Oath Controversy

China has declared that democratically elected pro-independence lawmakers in Hong Kong should not be allowed to take up their seats in the legislature, weighing in on a dispute over the way their oaths were taken during a swearing-in ceremony last month.   Two pro-independence politicians, Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung, draped themselves in banners that declared “Hong Kong is not China” and pledged allegiance to the “Hong Kong” nation. It was not immediately clear how many...

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