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HK's High Court disqualifies 2 nation-insulting legislators-elect for violating Basic Law

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

11-15-2016 16:42 BJT

HONG KONG, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday disqualified two legislators-elect for using language insulting the Chinese nation while taking oaths, which violated the Basic Law and local laws.

The ruling came after the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying filed a judicial review last month against the decision by the president of the Legislative Council (LegCo) to give the pair a second chance to be sworn in.

The two legislators-elect, Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching, used derogatory language insulting the Chinese nation when reading out their oaths at a swearing-in ceremony on Oct. 12. Their oaths were declared invalid.

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