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Voice of America 15 Jul 2020

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Legislation slaps sanctions on Chinese officials who undermine Hong Kong's autonomy

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Deepening hostility between China and the United States is hurting Hong Kong on several fronts.
Many in the city are worried about Beijing's new security law as well as the economic retaliation from Washington.
Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports.
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Prominent activist Joshua Wong and 11 other opposition figures have been barred from running in Hong Kong's upcoming elections, a move they decried as the latest assault on China's critics in the semi-autonomous city.

The government of Hong Kong, in a statement on Thursday, said electoral authorities had disqualified the 12 nominees for failing to demonstrate their intent to support and promote the territory's mini-constitution, or Basic Law.

Advocating for independence, soliciting intervention by foreign governments, or "expressing an objection in principle" to a national security law that China imposed on Hong Kong earlier this month are behaviours that "could not genuinely" uphold the Basic Law, the statement said.

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports.

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