Public service: former Hong Kong lawmaker uses new restaurant to dish up examples of policy change

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Public service: former Hong Kong lawmaker uses new restaurant to dish up examples of policy change” – below is their description.

    Jeremy Tam Man-ho is a former Hong Kong lawmaker who had previously worked as a pilot for 18 years. After serving four years in the city’s Legislative Council, he stepped down in 2020 as part of a mass resignation by opposition members protesting against the disqualification and removal of four other lawmakers.

    Tam was among over 50 former opposition lawmakers and activists arrested on January 6, 2021 on suspicion of violating the National Security Law. Authorities accused them of joining in a plot to “overthrow” the government. Tam was released on bail the day after his arrest.

    Since resigning from Legco, Tam is now serving the public in a different way, after opening a restaurant where he says he is leading by example by implementing policies he pushed while he was a lawmaker.

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    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

    Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.

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