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Bishop calls for unity in the face of Beijing intervention

HONG KONG (SE): Speakers at a seminar on the interpretation handed down on November 7 by Beijing on Article 104 of the Basic Law, which requires the chief executive, principal officials, members of the Executive Council and of the Legislative Council, in addition to judges of the courts at all levels to obey the Basic Law, described it as a big challenge to the judicial system in Hong Kong, as well as the One Country, Two Systems principle.

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Prayer rally prior to Beijing interpretation

HONG KONG (SE): In anticipation of the bombshell dropped by Beijing in interpreting the fate of two newly-elected members of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung Chung-hang, the Justice and Peace Commission of Hong Kong organised a prayer rally on November 6.

Beijing had announced that it would hand down an interpretation of Article 104 on November 7, preempting a ruling from the Court of First Instance, which had held a hearing beginning on November 3, but has yet to give a ruling.

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