Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians banned by China as crisis grows

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Beijing makes landmark ruling on future of former British colony, barring two pro-democracy parliamentarians from office

Hong Kong is facing a severe political crisis after China barred two pro-independence politicians from the city’s legislature.

In a highly controversial move, Beijing said Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung would not be able to hold office, striking a blow to the burgeoning movement calling for greater autonomy from the mainland.

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