Bill empowering Hong Kong government to unseat ‘unpatriotic’ district councillors sails through Legislative Council

May 12, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong authorities have been given new powers to unseat “unpatriotic” district councillors and recover their salaries under an oath-taking bill swiftly passed by the legislature on Wednesday.However, the Post has learned the government is reluctant to take action under the new legislation – including seeking the reimbursement of offending counsellors’ pay – before May 21, when the new changes will be gazetted, in order to “avoid legal challenges”.The Legislative Council approved the Public…

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