“Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Party…”

“Hong Kong’s government issued an unprecedented ban against a pro-independence political party that it has called a risk to national security, raising concerns over tolerance of dissent in the Asian financial hub…

The ban represents the latest attempt to squelch the small movement that sprung up after mass “Occupy Central” protests in 2014 failed to win any democratic reforms. In 2016, the Chinese government reinterpreted local law to ban such activists from public office. Local officials this year barred a legislative candidate because she supported “self-determination.”…”

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/24/hong-kong-bans-pro-independence-party-in-unprecedented-decision#gs.3OvraPU

China and “independence.” That’s a funny joke. Since when did the news become Comedy Central?

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