Legislative Council oath-taking saga

Legislative Council oath-taking saga

In October 2016, controversy arose in Hong Kong's Legislative Council as localist lawmakers-elect Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching and others were accused of failing to properly take t

heir oaths of office.

Look who’s not running in Hong Kong’s elections
To understand the outsized importance of the elections in Hong Kong this Sunday, think outside of the ballot box. The elections will return just four of the 70 seats in the city's legislature, but the result will reflect whether voters approve of Hong Kong's crackdown against a political opposition that demands greater democracy. "This is not an ordinary vote," said Agnes Chow, a prominent democracy activist. "This is a chance for Hong Kong voters to send a message to the government and to the world that they want democracy." Chow was among several candidates that the Beijing-backed local government disqualified in January from standing in the Sunday elections, prompting an international out
Look who’s not running in Hong Kong’s elections