Hong Kong Lawmaker Purge Risks Tipping Balance in China’s Favor

Hong Kong moved to oust four more pro-democracy lawmakers, an escalation of a weeks-long oath-taking controversy that threatens to tip the balance of power in China’s favor in the city’s legislature. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to disqualify the legislators on grounds they failed to properly deliver their oaths of office before taking up their seats in October. Those targeted for removal included Nathan Law, 23, a leader of the 2014 Occupy Central protests, and Leung “Long Hair” Kwok-hung, 60, a long-time antagonist of the chief executive.

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