Anti-government protesters open their umbrellas as police approach during an unlawful demonstration on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: K. Y. ChengAnti-government protesters open their umbrellas as police approach during an unlawful demonstration on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Anti-government protesters open their umbrellas as police approach during an unlawful demonstration on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong civil service chief defends guidelines calling for firing of city employees charged with protesting during probation period

  • Civil service chief rejects criticism that dismissals violate presumption of innocence, saying that is an issue for courts, not employers, to weigh
  • ‘We cannot just use the bar of criminal responsibility to decide whether the staffer should pass probation,’ Patrick Nip says in TV appearance

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Anti-government protesters open their umbrellas as police approach during an unlawful demonstration on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: K. Y. ChengAnti-government protesters open their umbrellas as police approach during an unlawful demonstration on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Anti-government protesters open their umbrellas as police approach during an unlawful demonstration on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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