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Spurious events for the LegCo

HONG KONG (SE): The Hong Kong Catholic Social Workers’ Organisation, the Justice and Peace Commission and the Social Concern Group from St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Tsing Yi, as well as around 20,000 people who signed a petition saying that the disqualification is trampling on the election results, have expressed deep concern over the barring of four members of the Legislative Council (LegCo) by the court on July 14.
 

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Slap in face for democracy

HONG KONG (SE): A tangled web of government interference, an interpretation of the Basic Law by Beijing pre-empting a court decision and meddling in the affairs of the Legislative Council (LegCo) by the former chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, has led the project officer from the Justice and Peace Commission, Jackie Hung Ling-yu, to refer to the barring of four members of the LegCo as political prosecution.
 

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Call to withdraw judicial reviews

HONG KONG (SE): The Justice and Peace Commission issued a joint statement along with other Christian groups, urging the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, to withdraw the judicial reviews he filed on December 2 against four members of the Legislative Council (LegCo).

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Election shakes up Hong Kong politics

HONG KONG (SE): Belying the entrance polls at the September 4 Legislative Council (LegCo) election, the public responded by voting not just for the traditional opposition Pan-Democrats, but a new category running under the name of Localists that advocates independence for Hong Kong.

A first-time candidate, Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, whose main platform is justice in land issues and promoting a sustainable environmental, was a big winner.

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The election and faith formation

The Legislative Council (LegCo) election on September 4 saw a record high of 2.2 million cast a vote in the highest turnout since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, reflecting an enthusiastic concern for social affairs and the political future of Hong Kong.








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Church pre-election seminars get lacklustre response

HONG KONG (UCAN): Although the Legislative Council (LegCo) elections in Hong Kong drew a record 1.98 million people out to the polls on September 4, a lower than usual attendance at pre-election Church-run seminars and forums may indicate a drop in interest in what the Church thinks on matters political or that parishes are politically asleep.

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