While the current District Councils dominated by the pro-democracy camp have passed not even half of their 4-year term, it has been rumoured that District Councillors would be required to swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administration Region and that some would be disqualified. Meanwhile, the pro-government camp has been setting up organizations across Hong Kong to monitor the district councils and demanding that the government makes District Councillors vow allegiance, so that those who violate the oath would be disqualified. How do the District Councillors carry on with their work amid this political environment?
Alex Chow Tsz-lok, a 22-year-old student of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, fell to death in Sheung Tak Carpark in Tseung Kwan O on November 4, 2019, becoming the first person who died at the scene of confrontation between police and demonstrators during the anti-extradition law protests in 2019. The cause of his death kept raising speculation in the society. One year after the incident, the Coroner’s Court opened a 29-day inquest, in which the jury reached a four to one majority to conclude with an open verdict. Were the inquest and the verdict able to solve mysteries to give people relief and unveil the truth?