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Hong Kong Bars Pro-Democracy Candidate

Hong Kong has barred a young activist from an upcoming election. Agnes Chow, who is 21, is a member of the pro-democracy Demosisto political party. She had hoped to become a candidate for the city's Legislative Council in the March election. The government, however, took issue with Demosisto’s platform, which includes “self-determination” or independence for Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government said in a statement: “Self-determination or changing the Hong Kong Special...

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