Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei makes a point about the interpretation on oath-taking. Photo: Simon Song

China’s top body lays down law on Hong Kong oath-taking

Basic Law interpretation paves way for disqualification of localists; chief executive hints at bringing forward controversial national security legislation

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Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei makes a point about the interpretation on oath-taking. Photo: Simon Song
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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).

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.

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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.