Civil servants participate in an oath-taking ceremony in December. Photo: Handout Civil servants participate in an oath-taking ceremony in December. Photo: Handout
Civil servants participate in an oath-taking ceremony in December. Photo: Handout

Explainer |
What exactly is Hong Kong’s new oath-taking bill all about, and who will be affected?

  • The bill allows for the ousting of oath-takers deemed unpatriotic – both immediately and retroactively – and grants the justice minister broader powers
  • Some in the opposition say they would rather resign, and even pro-establishment camp members have raised concerns about freedom of speech

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Civil servants participate in an oath-taking ceremony in December. Photo: Handout Civil servants participate in an oath-taking ceremony in December. Photo: Handout
Civil servants participate in an oath-taking ceremony in December. Photo: Handout
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