NPC deputy Maria Tam confirms to journalists in Beijing that an interpretation will be made. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Beijing confirms it will interpret Basic Law over Hong Kong legislative oath controversy

Decision prompts anger from localist and pan-democrat camps, while lawyers plan a ‘silent march’ of protest on Tuesday

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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NPC deputy Maria Tam confirms to journalists in Beijing that an interpretation will be made. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Joyce Ng

Joyce Ng

Joyce Ng covers Hong Kong’s politics and housing issues. She joined the Post in 2008 to focus on urban planning, housing and heritage news, and has won awards for reporting on developers’ tricks in flat sales.