China's No. 3 leader warns HK activists against 'crossing a line'

March 6, 2015 7:19 AM

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China's No. 3 leader warns HK activists against 'crossing a line'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's third-ranked leader warned advocates of Hong Kong independence on Friday that they were "crossing a line", local media reported.

Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the comment during a closed door meeting, Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK reported, quoting NPC Standing Committee member Rita Fan. Zhang said that such calls were "dangerous" and would not be tolerated, according to Fan.

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