HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks during the Chief Executive's Question and Answer Session at the LegCo on Feb 4,2021. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG - Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Thursday that District Council (DC) members should be considered public officers who are required to swear to uphold the Basic Law and bear allegiance to the HKSAR.
"We will implement the oath-taking requirement on DC members and provide for related arrangements in this legislative amendment exercise," Lam said during the question and answer session in the Legislative Council (LegCo).
The oath-taking requirement is written into the HKSAR Basic Law and in line with the national security law in the HKSAR and the constitutional order under "one country, two systems," Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said
The drafting of the legislation has reached the final stage and will be submitted to the LegCo for deliberation after the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, Lam said.
The oath-taking requirement is written into the HKSAR Basic Law and in line with the national security law in the HKSAR and the constitutional order under "one country, two systems," Lam said.
She added that it also represents the principle of "those who are patriotic and love Hong Kong governing Hong Kong."
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