Hong Kong may ask Beijing to intervene over pro-democracy activists

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Chief executive Leung Chun-ying says he may defer to China’s interpretation of Basic Law to decide if lawmakers can be sworn in to new legislature

Hong Kong’s top leader may ask Beijing to step in to resolve a crisis gripping the city’s parliament, a move which has sparked an outcry from legal scholars concerned at China’s interference in the judicial process.

Chief executive Leung Chun-ying has said he may consult the mainland over the interpretation of the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution, to determine if young pro-democracy lawmakers can be sworn in to its legislature.

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