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Legal scholars warn vague wording in Hong Kong bill would grant authorities broad powers to disqualify officials, quash dissent

Vague language in a proposed bill aimed at ensuring the allegiance of public office holders would grant Hong Kong authorities broad powers to disqualify those deemed insufficiently patriotic, and would give Beijing another avenue for quashing dissent in the city, legal experts have warned.The experts took issue with a raft of political concepts peppered throughout the legislation – dubbed the Public Offices (Candidacy and Taking Up Offices) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021, unveiled on…


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