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November 2016: China Blocks the Swearing in of Hong Kong Legislators

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China Blocks the Swearing in of Hong Kong Legislators
Image of President Xi Jinping
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
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