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International News
China 'supports' barring of Joshua Wong from Hong Kong election
 
Beijing: Beijing expressed "approval and support" Wednesday for the disqualification of Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local elections, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city.

Wong, one of the most prominent figures in the otherwise leaderless movement, accused the Hong Kong government of "political screening" after an election officer ruled his nomination for the November poll invalid on Tuesday.

But a spokesman for China's top policy body on Hong Kong affairs said Wednesday that Wong had over many years "proclaimed the viewpoints of so-called 'self-determination' and 'Hong Kong independence' and publicly denied that Hong Kong is a part of China".

During recent protests Wong "repeatedly grovelled to foreign powers for sympathy and begged for interference", Yang Guang, of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said on the body's website Wednesday.

He "is one of the chief culprits challenging the red-line principle of 'one country, two systems'", Yang said.

"We express approval and support of this decision."

The 22-year-old rose to prominence as the poster child of the huge pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" of 2014 that failed to win any concessions from Beijing, and served time in jail for his role in those protests.

Wong was the only candidate barred from standing in an election for district councils, which tackle regional issues. The election is the first to be held since the current anti-government protests started.

Wong accused the Hong Kong government on Tuesday of accepting "a political mission handed down from Beijing" by banning him from the polls.

The Hong Kong election officer wrote in her reasoning that Wong's concept of self-determination does not rule out the independence of Hong Kong as an option, which she deemed inconsistent with the Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution.

Wong and his party, Demosisto, have denied supporting independence for the city.

They say they advocate self-determination and a referendum for Hong Kong people to decide how they want to be governed.

Last year, Agnes Chow, another young pro-democracy leader from Wong's party, was barred from standing in by-elections because her party advocates self-determination for Hong Kong.


Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul
Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south
Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225
Brazilian Prez Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
US mulls restricting citizens? access to chinese Social Media network TikTok ? Pompeo
TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries
China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea
Pakistan''s health minister tests positive for COVID-19
800,000 Indians may be forced to leave Kuwait after the Gulf country approves expat quota bill
NCP''s meeting to decide PM''s future deferred again as Oli holds talks with Prachanda
Japan floods leave some 20 dead, many in nursing homes
China says Beijing's coronavirus outbreak wanes
Nepal's ruling communist party meet to decide PM Oli's fate deferred till Monday
Bangladesh records 3,288 new COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 2,000
China under Xi stepped up 'aggressive' foreign policy towards India:Congressional commission report
US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel
Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown
If elected, will revoke H1-B visa suspension: Joe Biden
New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: Release of Ranveer Singh-starrer '83' put on hold
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark
 Thiruvananthapuram: With COVID19 cases continuing to spiral, Kerala on Thursday recorded the biggest
Kerala reports 272 fresh cases; 68 infected through contact
Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time:Jose K Mani
Kerala reports 131 new COVID cases, 75 recoveries, 2,112 patients under treatment
NATIONAL NEWS
Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town
 Ujjain: History-sheeter Vikas Dubey ? the prime accused for whom Uttar Pradesh Police had launched a
Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez
Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action
CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia
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