Xia Baolong: patriots only.
Oriental Daily reported that the amendments of Public Offices Bill will require district councillors to take oath of loyalty and those who are found to have betrayed their oath will be DQed and barred from election for 5years.

Details later but so far 2 key principles in HK gov's bill to introduce allegiance pledging on public officers including district councillors:

1) No non-retrospective has been promised
2) Black list of acts betraying oath is not exhaustive
4 district councilors, @LesterShum @tiffanyykw @FergusLeung and Cheng Tat-hung, are expected to lose their seats as the amendments take effect because they were DQed from running in LegCo election in July last year, constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang Said.
"You can't say that you are patriotic but you do not love the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party or you do not respect it - this does not make sense...patriotism is holistic love," said HK constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang.
"We will not introduce any so-called retrospective effect to this exercise...but we don't deny that there may be possibility when...we may have to take into account some of his past behavior," said HK constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang.

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23 Feb
Two more officials in Beijing's mysterious national security office in HK - Zheng Zehui and Deng Jianwei - were revealed on an inauguration ceremony of HK's Chiu Chow Community Association on Sunday, the Bauhinia Magazine reported.
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Zheng Zehui, born in 1973, was the youngest city-level public security chief in Guangdong when he was appointed to Zhongshan in 2016.

Zheng was known for pioneering in promoting residence permits for migrants to Guangdong, Nanfang Daily reported.

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22 Feb
#BREAKING "The most vital and pressing task to enforce 'rule by patriots' is to improve the relevant systems, particularly the relevant electoral system, in order to ensure the governing power of HK is firmly gripped by people who love China and HK," said HKMAO chief Xia Baolong.
In his first public speech since he claimed the top seat in Beijing's HKMAO, Xia Baolong laid out five principle "electoral reform for ruling by patriots in HK" at a conference this morning in Beijing: mp.weixin.qq.com/s/qsGWQp8fG0QQ…
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3) Himself visiting underprivileged residents in HK
4) TVB and Bilibili jointly held new year gala
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Translate most of them in this #thread:
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Family-hired lawyers should continue to submit representation to Yantian’s court and demand reading the case docs. Meanwhile families should demand gov-assigned lawyers to leave the case otherwise they will sue.
Q2: Should Yantian prosecutors provide indictments for defendants’ relatives?

Procuratorates are not required to do so in mainland's laws but defense lawyers should provide copies of the indictments and explain the content, legal basis to the families.
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