Pro-independence Hong Kong legislators speak at NTU

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/22
By: Miao Tsung-han, Stanley Cheung and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) A newly elected legislator from Hong Kong who recently drew attention for

Sixtus Baggio Leung (left) and Yau Wai-ching (right)

Sixtus Baggio Leung (left) and Yau Wai-ching (right)

departing from the script during his swearing-in ceremony defended his action Saturday in Taipei.

Sixtus Baggio Leung (梁頌恆), founder of the Youngspiration party, during an inauguration session earlier this month, pledged allegiance to the “Hong Kong nation,” and draped himself in a blue banner reading “Hong Kong is not China.”

Faced with criticism from the Beijing authorities, Leung said that “Hong Kong is not China” is a “fact,” and that it is not Beijing’s business to criticize him.

In a speech at National Taiwan University, Leung said that Hong Kong Basic Law and “one country, two systems” constitutional principle state clearly that Chinese government departments cannot interfere with Hong Kong.    [FULL  STORY]

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