A general view shows commercial and residential buildings in the Kowloon district in Hong Kong on August 4, 2018. / AFP / Philip FONG
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Hong Kong's leader joined mainland China Sunday in urging the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club to cancel a planned speech by a Hong Kong independence advocate whose party is threatened with a ban.Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Special Administrative Region of China, enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland under a handover agreement signed by Britain and China.The FCC is due to host a talk by Andy Chan, convener of the tiny pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, Aug. 14 .Hong Kong police last month sought to ban Chna's party -- which promotes the city's independence from China but only has a core membership of around a dozen people -- citing it as a national security threat.
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