Hong Kong Forces Civil Servants To Swear Allegiance
China in FocusJuliet Song

Authorities are tightening their grip on Hong Kong’s civil servants, a group of almost 200,000 people.

Hong Kong’s Civil Service Bureau issued a notice this Monday, asking all civil servants to uphold Hong Kong’s basic law, and swear allegiance to the city’s government.

Those who started working before July have to sign a written statement and high-level officials have to take oaths.

The government warned that acting against the oath would lead to serious consequences.