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Nathan Law calls for alliance to protect democracies from China

From exile in UK, Hong Kong activist fears complete destruction of rule of law

Nathan Law tells Nikkei in London it is clear China is out to establish an authoritarian empire and that democracies have to defend their values.

LONDON -- Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has called on developed nations to work together "to form a more coherent and assertive alliance to combat the authoritarian expansion of China."

Law was a leader of the 2014 Occupy Central demonstrations, also known as the Umbrella Movement, which called for a freely elected government in Hong Kong. He was elected two years later to the city's legislature but then ousted with five others judged to have taken their oaths of office improperly.

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