Number of bills passed by Hong Kong’s opposition-free legislature more than doubles, as president rejects ‘rubber-stamp’ claims

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Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) has passed 46 government bills and two member bills during the last session of its sixth term – more than double the yearly average of previous sessions. The uptick comes after the entire democratic camp resigned en masse last November in protest of the ousting of their colleagues. The government presented 128 bills during the legislature’s extended five-year term, 124 of which were passed. The term was lengthened after last year’s legislative polls were postponed with the authorities citing Covid-19. The figures mark a more than 50 per cent increase to …

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