Hong Kong councillors swear new loyalty oath after hundreds quit – UCA News

Dozens of local community politicians in Hong Kong have sworn a newly required loyalty oath to China after hundreds of their colleagues quit in protest as authorities try to purge the city of “unpatriotic” elements. District councils are the only political office in Hong Kong where all seats are directly elected by residents. They deal with bread and butter local issues like bus routes, trash collection and playgrounds. But they have also become a symbol of residents’ urge for a greater say in how their city is run.

Hong Kong councillors swear new loyalty oath after hundreds quit – UCA News

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