Hong Kong's Legislative Council re-election was originally scheduled to be held in September this year. It is expected that the pro-democracy faction may win another big victory after the District Council. However, the Hong Kong District Government announced that the election will be postponed for one year on the grounds of "epidemic prevention". year. However, many pro-democracy lawmakers believed that the postponement of the election was unjustifiable, and there was a debate on whether to resign.
In the end, 3 lawmakers refused to extend their term, and the remaining 19 democratic lawmakers chose to stay in office, failing to “come photo background removing together.” fall". According to the BBC , on November 11, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, at the request of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, made a resolution "requesting the Hong Kong government to immediately deprive any Legislative Council members who support Hong Kong independence." Therefore, four pro-democracy parliamentarians including Yang Yueqiao, Guo Rongkeng, Guo Jiaqi, and Liang Jichang were subject to DQ (Disqualification, disqualification). At this time, the remaining 15 democratic parliamentarians announced that they would "come up together" to follow up the general resignation, so by next year Before the re-election, almost 100% of pro-China pro-establishment members controlled the Legislative Council.
Why do you say almost? Lianhe Daily reported that there were two non-establishment members who chose to stay, namely Zheng Songtai, a member of the Passionate Citizens Party, and Chen Peiran, a member without party membership. Zheng Songtai believes that the democrats have missed the best opportunity, and the general resignation is not very meaningful, and decided to stay in the system and continue to work hard. He was regarded as a non-establishment member and voted against the National Anthem Ordinance. He was also accused by the police of conspiracy or damage to property in the Legislative Council building for his involvement in the "July 1 conflict" in 2019. He was released on bail after the arrest, and still needs to return to the police station regularly to renew his bail. The so-called "July 1 conflict", also known as the July 1 occupation of the Legislative Council, has to start in April 2019.