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Hong Kong’s newly elected lawmakers returned under Beijing’s

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Hong Kong’s newly elected lawmakers returned under Beijing’s “patriots-only” electoral overhaul were sworn in on Monday in front of city leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, without the oath-taking antics that marked the 2016 ceremony.⁠

The 90 lawmakers-elect took their oaths of allegiance under a national emblem in the chamber of the Legislative Council. Only two were told to repeat their pledges after each missed out a word.⁠

They all vowed to uphold the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, and swear allegiance to the city, with newcomers and veterans making their pledges one by one in order of seniority.⁠

Proceedings passed without much incident, in contrast to the drama of the ceremony about five years ago during which some opposition lawmakers infused their oaths with anti-China sentiments, resulting in six being unseated.⁠

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