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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session (with video)
     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session today (March 19) after attending the opening ceremony for the  Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility, WEEE·PARK:

Reporter: Mrs Lam, would you clarify, given the amendments in the Chinese Constitution, does it mean that, you know, people will get disqualified for participating in elections for having said that they want to, you know, ban one-party rule?
Chief Executive: I don't understand why that association has to be drawn. I have said time and again in the last few months that the qualification of individuals for contesting in the Hong Kong Legislative Council has to be considered in accordance with the local legislation and the evidence put in front of the Returning Officer. Of course, the interpretation of Basic Law Article 104 has made it very clear that any advocacy for independence or self-determination is not in line with what is required in the Basic Law.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Monday, March 19, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:39
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