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Hong Kong Moves to Ban Pro-Independence Political Party

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun the unprecedented step of outlawing a political party that advocates the territory's independence from China. Secretary for Security John Lee announced Tuesday that he had sent a letter to Andy Chan, the founder of the Hong Kong National Party, giving him 21 days to issue a rebuttal why the group should not be banned.  Lee said he was considering outlawing the party under an ordinance that cites the interest of national security and public...

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