Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from running in local election

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Eddie Chu told that his support for independence from China disqualified him from running in rural part of the New Territories

Hong Kong authorities have barred a pro-democracy lawmaker from running in a local election for “implicitly” supporting Hong Kong’s independence from China, in what critics said was another instance of civil rights being eroded in the China-ruled city

Eddie Chu, a former journalist who was democratically elected as one of Hong Kong’s 70 legislators in a 2016 election, had planned to contest a separate grassroots poll to represent a village in the rural hinterland of the New Territories.

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