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Beijing warns Hong Kong radicals over calls for independence

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong’s first major election since pro-democracy protests in 2014, prompting a robust warning from China that any independence would damage the city’s security and prosperity.

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China pressures Hong Kong to squash independence calls ahead of poll

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China pressured the Hong Kong government to disqualify six candidates who advocated independence from a crucial citywide election, as part of a campaign to bolster its interests and win seats for its allies, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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