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Hong Kong's opposition-less legislature: Five things to know

Lawmakers who quit en masse now walk 'fine line' under national security law

The mass resignation of opposition lawmakers has left two independent members out of 43 remaining in Hong Kong's 70-seat legislature.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- It was a watershed moment for Hong Kong's Legislative Council.

In an unprecedented move, Beijing on Wednesday decided to give sweeping powers to the Hong Kong government to remove any lawmakers deemed insufficiently patriotic.

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