Hong Kong’s Legislative Council currently has 62 serving lawmakers, with the pro-establishment camp occupying 41 seats. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong’s Legislative Council currently has 62 serving lawmakers, with the pro-establishment camp occupying 41 seats. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s Legislative Council currently has 62 serving lawmakers, with the pro-establishment camp occupying 41 seats. Photo: Nora Tam

Removing Hong Kong lawmakers from office already difficult even without Beijing’s expected new requirement

  • China’s top legislative body is set to demand the city’s lawmakers be patriotic in a clarification of an existing law on allegiance, which could trigger fresh disqualifications
  • But Hong Kong has a mechanism for removing offending legislators, one that requires more votes than the pro-establishment bloc commands

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Hong Kong’s Legislative Council currently has 62 serving lawmakers, with the pro-establishment camp occupying 41 seats. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong’s Legislative Council currently has 62 serving lawmakers, with the pro-establishment camp occupying 41 seats. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s Legislative Council currently has 62 serving lawmakers, with the pro-establishment camp occupying 41 seats. Photo: Nora Tam
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