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Hong Kong independence duo given jail term for parliament chaos

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching are told they had 'directly hurt the dignity of the legislative council' by judge Wong Sze-lai, who went on to grant them bail pending appeal

YAU WAI-CHING. Disqualified pro-independence lawmaker Yau Wai-ching arrives at the Kowloon City Magistrates Court in Hong Kong on June 4, 2018, before her sentencing after being found guilty of unlawful assembly. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai ching are arrested and are to be charged with illegal assembly according to the Facebook page of their party

ARRESTED. In this file photo, pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung (L) and Yau Wai-ching (R) speak to the press outside the High Court in Hong Kong on November 30, 2016. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Flying fists and brawling lawmakers: when politics gets physical

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:44 PM

In the world of politics heated debates on controversial issues can sometimes end in fist fights

'WAR.' Senators try to pacify Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Juan Miguel Zubiri who were caught in a heated word war on the Senate floor. Photo by Jun Aniceta

Hong Kong's ousted anti-China lawmakers make final appeal over ban

Dec 28, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Yau Wai ching and Baggio Leung are elected in citywide polls in September but deliberately misread their oaths of office during their swearing in ceremony prompting a rare interference by Chinese authorities to ban them from their parliament seats

HONG KONG POLITICS. Pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung (L) and Yau Wai-ching (R) speak to the press outside the High Court in Hong Kong on November 30, 2016. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong launches legal bid against 4 pro-democracy lawmakers

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:52 PM

It comes as concerns grow that Beijing is stepping up interference in the semi autonomous city s politics after two lawmakers advocating a complete split from China were banned from taking up their seats in parliament

The flags of China (top) and Hong Kong are seen hoisted outside the Legislative Council (Legco) building in Hong Kong on November 16, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong's anti-China lawmakers lose appeal over ban

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:56 AM

The judgement says the court s duty to apply the city s constitution known as the Basic Law outweighed the doctrine of separation of powers and non intervention

Pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung (R) and Yau Wai-ching (L) speak to the press outside the High Court in Hong Kong on November 15, 2016, after a court ruled to disqualify two pro-independence lawmakers from parliament. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED Judge: Mr Leung and Ms Yau have been disqualified from assuming and have vacated the office of a member of the Legislative Council

In this file photo, newly-elected lawmaker Baggio Leung Chung-hang (R) holds up a Legislative Council book next to fellow pro-independence lawmaker Yau Wai-ching (L) while being surrounded by the press after arriving at the Legislative Council main chamber in Hong Kong on October 26, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The cancer cells are those who are promoting Hong Kong independence we will fight them to the end lawmaker Michael Tien tells the cheering crowd

Pro-Beijing demonstrators shout slogans and wave flags outside the Hong Kong Legislative Council on November 13, 2016, during a rally in support of an interpretation of the city's constitution -- the Basic Law -- by China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), over the oath-taking attempts by newly elected lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching at the Legislative Council last month.  Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong on November 13 in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCE

China says elected Hong Kong lawmakers can't retake oaths

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED An oath that did not conform to Hong Kong s law should be determined to be invalid and cannot be retaken the Communist controlled National People s Congress in Beijing said

In this file photo, newly-elected lawmaker Baggio Leung Chung-hang (R) holds up a Legislative Council book next to fellow pro-independence lawmaker Yau Wai-ching (L) while being surrounded by the press after arriving at the Legislative Council main chamber in Hong Kong on October 26, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong police use pepper spray at anti-China protest

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Hong Kong has its own legal system it should not be controlled by Chinese authorities argues a protester

Police use pepper spray to stop protesters charging outside the Chinese Liason Office in Hong Kong on November 6, 2016, during a protest against an expected interpretation of the city's constitution -- the Basic Law -- by China's National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) over the invalid oath-taking attempts by newly elected lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching at the Legislative Council last month. Thousands took to Hong Kong's streets on November 6 after Beijing said it would step into an escalating row over whether two city lawmakers who advocate a split from China should be banned from taking up their seats. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCE

Pro-independence lawmakers brawl in Hong Kong parliament

Nov 02, 2016 - 1:53 PM

In the third consecutive week of chaos in the legislature pro independence lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai ching entered the chamber despite being banned from doing so

Newly elected lawmaker Baggio Leung (C, wearing glasses) is restrained by security after attempting to read out his Legislative Council oath at Legco in Hong Kong on November 2, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Standoff in Hong Kong legislature over pro-independence oaths

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

New pro independence lawmakers Yau Wai ching and Baggio Leung are yet to be sworn in to the Legislative Council

Newly-elected lawmaker Baggio Leung Chung-hang (R) holds up a Legislative Council book next to fellow pro-independence lawmaker Yau Wai-ching (L) while being surrounded by the press after arriving at the Legislative Council main chamber in Hong Kong on October 26, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers blocked from taking oath

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Rival lawmakers clash in a heated shouting match after the pro Beijing camp walked out of the swearing in session

HEATED DEBATE. Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung (L), known as Long Hair, argues with pro-Beijing lawmaker Priscilla Leung Mei-fun at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on October 19, 2016. Tengku Bahar/AFP

Hong Kong leader in court battle with pro-independence lawmakers

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:57 AM

Hong Kong s leader launches a court bid against two pro independence lawmakers which could block them from taking up their parliamentary seats

Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching, 25, stands in front of a flag that reads 'Hong Kong is Not China' as she takes the Legislative Council Oath at the first meeting of the Sixth Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong on October 12, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP