Hong Kong elections: vetting committee will weed out candidates ‘faking’ their loyalty pledges, John Lee says

The head of a powerful vetting committee tasked with ensuring Hong Kong election candidates pose no threat to national security has vowed to weed out those “faking” allegiance to the city.

Chief Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu said on Saturday the candidate eligibility review committee he chairs would perform its role as gatekeeper fairly and in line with the law to deliver the successful implementation of Beijing’s reforms to Hong Kong’s elections system.

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