Hong Kong civil servants return to office in Admiralty on May 4, after working from home for more than a month as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the city. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong civil servants return to office in Admiralty on May 4, after working from home for more than a month as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the city. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong civil servants return to office in Admiralty on May 4, after working from home for more than a month as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the city. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Basic Law

Letters | Why Hong Kong civil servants are answerable only to the city

  • Hong Kong taxpayers fund the civil service, which Article 99 of the Basic Law specifies is responsible to the local government
  • The service’s reputation for professionalism and political neutrality was built over decades

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Hong Kong civil servants return to office in Admiralty on May 4, after working from home for more than a month as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the city. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong civil servants return to office in Admiralty on May 4, after working from home for more than a month as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the city. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong civil servants return to office in Admiralty on May 4, after working from home for more than a month as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the city. Photo: Nora Tam
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