Prominent Hong Kong lawmaker Dennis Kwok, ousted after Beijing ruling, says he is leaving politics

Ousted legislator Dennis Kwok has become the first prominent opposition figure to withdraw from politics in Hong Kong following a decision by Beijing on the disqualification of lawmakers.But the pro-democracy Civic Party that he helped found would continue to operate, its chairman Alan Leong Kah-kit said.Kwok revealed his decision during a televised interview on Saturday, 10 days after China’s top legislative body adopted a resolution that allowed local authorities to remove lawmakers deemed to…

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