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Hong Kong press club defies Beijing to allow separatist's speech

China had urged foreign correspondents club to cancel talk by Andy Chan

Pro-China protesters demonstrate outside the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong   © Reuters

HONG KONG-- Championing freedom of expression, Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club defied pressure from Beijing to allow a pro-independence activist deliver a speech.

The talk by Andy Chan Ho-tin, a founder of the Hong Kong National Party, drew global attention after China called on the club to cancel Tuesday's event.

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