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Policy Address 2020: Hong Kong gov’t to introduce new bill setting out legal consequences for oath-breaching

The Hong Kong government will introduce a bill to amend local laws relating to official oath-taking procedures to “deal with” those who have breached their oaths under Article 104 of the Basic Law, according to Wednesday’s policy address. The proposed legislation, presented by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, will set out new arrangements for oath-taking by […]

Hong Kong’s democrat-free legislature will not just become a rubber stamp, says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s chief executive has denied the Legislative Council (LegCo) will become a mere rubber-stamp if all the democrats resign in protest over the disqualification of four elected lawmakers. Following the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) resolution on lawmakers’ eligibility criteria on Wednesday morning, the government ousted four pro-democracy lawmakers. Chief Executive […]

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From electoral triumph to prison: ex-aide of ousted lawmaker Yau Wai-ching says movement tried to go too far, too fast

To Terry Yeung, the 25-year-old former assistant of disqualified lawmaker Yau Wai-ching, if their party did not commit that mistake in 2016, their lives could have turned out completely different. In October of that year, Youngspiration’s Yau and Baggio Leung took their oaths of office as lawmakers in controversial ways – which some considered derogatory to […]

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