Two individuals, elected to the Hong Kong legislature, have been denied to take office because of invalid oaths. During their oaths, they both replaced "China" with an offensive slur, rendering their oaths invalid. The Hong Kong government is taking these individuals to court to try and keep them from taking office. Although Hong Kong and China have an agreement that the former British colony has a great deal of independence in managing their own affairs, the Chinese government is planning on intervening in this case. This uninvited intervention is unprecedented and could undermine the Hong Kong courts.