Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung insists Beijing’s intervention is necessary. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Top National People’s Congress body unites on need for interpretation on Hong Kong oaths

Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam says ruling could set out “format and conduct” for lawmakers in taking their oaths and criteria for Legco disqualification

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Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung insists Beijing’s intervention is necessary. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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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.

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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.