The government has made it mandatory for public officials who joined the service from July 1 to sign a declaration pledging allegiance. Photo: Nora Tam
The government has made it mandatory for public officials who joined the service from July 1 to sign a declaration pledging allegiance. Photo: Nora Tam

Civil servants may be asked to resign if they refuse to pledge allegiance to Hong Kong and its Basic Law, minister says

  • Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip says embracing the Basic Law and pledging allegiance to the city are primary requirements for public officials
  • Those who seriously breach the promise could also violate the national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing, minister says

The government has made it mandatory for public officials who joined the service from July 1 to sign a declaration pledging allegiance. Photo: Nora Tam
The government has made it mandatory for public officials who joined the service from July 1 to sign a declaration pledging allegiance. Photo: Nora Tam
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