Pro-independence activist banned from Hong Kong elections

Andy Chan set up the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) in March 2016 but he has been banned by the city's government from taking part in the September legislative electionA leading pro-independence politician was Saturday disqualified from standing in Hong Kong’s upcoming legislative election, his party said. Andy Chan, who founded the Hong Kong National Party in March, was banned by the city’s government from taking part in the September poll. “The National Party on July 30 received an email from the government saying they have officially disqualified the party’s convenor Andy Chan,” a statement said Saturday.

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