Hong Kong oath-taking farce violates law

By Zhang Dinghuai ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-11-09 07:43:53

People generally agree democracy is a good but not a perfect political system. When applied in accordance with the social conditions, it is conducive to social development. Otherwise, it could impede and even undermine social development. That's why there is "good democracy" and "bad democracy", as is evident from the history of political development across the world.

On Oct 12, two elected members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council - Sixtus Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching - deliberately violated the oath-taking procedure and content requirements of the oath. They even insulted the country and the Chinese people in words and deeds while taking the oath of office. Worse, they advocated "Hong Kong independence".

However, the pursuit of "independence" has nothing to do with democracy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In fact, it violates the basic political principle of "One Country, Two Systems".

Hong Kong oath-taking farce violates law

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