CE details DC member requirements

November 28, 2023

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Chief Executive John Lee today said that appointed district councillors must be patriots who bear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, adding that their capabilities and experience in serving the community will also be assessed.


Mr Lee was responding this morning to questions from reporters concerning the requirements for being appointed to the district councils.


“In our appointment of candidates to be district council members, of course we will look at what he will contribute to the overall good, to the well-being of district matters, as a member of the district council,” he said.


Mr Lee added that appointees have to be patriots, support the Basic Law, and bear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


“But it is also important that we look at his competence, his experience, his background, his knowledge, and whether he has things to offer,” he explained.


Additionally, the Government announced that it will hold District Council Election Fun Day on December 9, the day before the poll. A variety of events will be held across various districts to enhance public awareness and the election's atmosphere, and encourage citizens to fulfil their civic responsibility by casting their votes.


In support of the fun day, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department will offer free admission to some of its museums on December 9. Fun in Sports & DC Election will also be held at six outdoor venues.

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