11 Nov 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers all resign after Beijing ruling


Pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have resigned en-masse, after four of their colleagues were expelled from the city’s legislature.

The dismissal of the four came just days after the Chinese government passed a resolution saying any politician questioning Beijing’s authority should be removed.

The former British colony, now part of China, is supposed to be governed under a “one country, two systems” principle, but has recently seen its freedoms eroded.

We spoke to Emily Lau, a human rights champion and the first woman directly elected to the legislative council of Hong Kong. We asked her for her assessment of the mass resignations.