Can someone who won't support their own country win public office? It's not likely, based on practices around the world. The concept of "patriots governing Hong Kong" was first put forward by former leader Deng Xiaoping in 1984. Watch this video >>
Beijing skips over a more expansive definition of patriots as it cites Deng Xiaoping on the need to run Hong Kong based on love of country, says @mbrookerhk . It's not a good sign for the city.
What would Deng Xiaoping’s ‘patriotism’ mean for Hong Kong lawmakers?