November 2016: China Blocks the Swearing in of Hong Kong Legislators
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- China Blocks the Swearing in of Hong Kong Legislators
- On Nov. 7, 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping blocks two separatists politicians from taking seats in Hong Kong's legislature. This move indicates a Chinese limit on its tolerance for Hong Kong, which has usually been allowed leniency regarding policies, demonstrations, and news. When Hong Kong was returned to China two decades ago it was promised a "high degree of autonomy." The two politicians are blocked because they have shown outright defiance for Chinese rule and are advocates for the independence of Hong Kong from China.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Andy Wong