Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching speaks to her fellow Youngspiration member Sixtus “Baggio” Leung on the day of the oath-taking ceremony last week. Photo: Bloomberg Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching speaks to her fellow Youngspiration member Sixtus “Baggio” Leung on the day of the oath-taking ceremony last week. Photo: Bloomberg
Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching speaks to her fellow Youngspiration member Sixtus “Baggio” Leung on the day of the oath-taking ceremony last week. Photo: Bloomberg
Gary Cheung
Opinion

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Gary Cheung

It’s time for Hong Kong pan-democrats to stand up and condemn localist lawmakers’ offensive behaviour

Gary Cheung notes the double standards of legislators who dare not criticise their activist colleagues for flouting Legco rules – and the norms of decency – for fear of losing youth support

Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching speaks to her fellow Youngspiration member Sixtus “Baggio” Leung on the day of the oath-taking ceremony last week. Photo: Bloomberg Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching speaks to her fellow Youngspiration member Sixtus “Baggio” Leung on the day of the oath-taking ceremony last week. Photo: Bloomberg
Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching speaks to her fellow Youngspiration member Sixtus “Baggio” Leung on the day of the oath-taking ceremony last week. Photo: Bloomberg
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).