11, 12, 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers all resign after Beijing ruling

Channel 4 News

Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have resigned en-masse, after four of their colleagues were expelled from the city's legislature. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The dismissal of the four came just days after the Chinese government passed a resolution saying any politician questioning Beijing's authority should be removed. The former British colony, now part of China, is supposed to be governed under a “one country, two systems” principle, but has recently seen its freedoms eroded. We spoke to Emily Lau, a human rights champion and the first woman directly elected to the legislative council of Hong Kong. We asked her for her assessment of the mass resignations. ----------------------- Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/Channel4News