China condemns opposition resignations as a 'farce,' challenge to authority

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China has condemned the mass resignation of pro democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong as a blatant challenge to the authorities. Their action followed The expulsion of four other lawmakers under new rules imposed by Beijing are China correspondent Stephen McDonald reports on the last day inside the Legislative Council Pro democracy politicians of being handing in their official resignations in protest at the dismissal of four of their colleagues by Hong Kong's later Carrie Lam from the building second floor. A banner was unfold by one of them to crying, the chief executive for corrupting the city. Beijing is now empowered her administration to dismiss any opposition politician deemed to be showing insufficient loyalty to the motherland. Chinese government's representatives in the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office warned resigning politicians against begging for outside intervention or offering encouragement for radical

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