The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR says the resignation of the pro-democracy camp in Hong Kong will ruin Hong Kong’s political future.

A spokesman for the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR (LOCPG) issued a statement yesterday condemning the resignation en masse of pan-democrats in the Hong Kong Legislative Council (Legco), describing the move as “doomed to end one’s political career and will not affect the pace of Hong Kong’s progress in ‘one country, two systems’.

The statement, titled “Those who run out of road to self-election will be abandoned by all.

The statement said that the 15 opposition lawmakers who initiated the “farcical resignation” were taking action against the NPC Standing Committee’s decision and “one country, two systems”, and that they were “political agitators”.

The statement also said that the resigning legislators had “bundled themselves with people who do not meet the requirements of the legislature, which also means that they have declared themselves disqualified from holding public offices in the SAR and serving the public.

The statement also said that the minority legislators have violated their oaths of “no support” and “no allegiance”, disrupting the constitutional order of the HKSAR, attempting to paralyze the government’s administration, and colluding with external forces to interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs, which have crossed the political line and will definitely be abandoned by the system.

The pan-democratic legislators announced their resignation yesterday.

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) passed a motion on the qualifications of Legislative Council (LegCo) members yesterday, deciding that advocating or supporting the independence of Hong Kong, seeking foreign intervention in the affairs of Hong Kong, or engaging in other acts that endanger national security are inconsistent with the requirements and conditions of upholding the Basic Law and pledging allegiance to the HKSAR, and that a person is immediately disqualified from being a LegCo member.

According to Xinhua, the NPCSC moved the motion at the request of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The government issued a press release about 10 minutes after the NPCSC decision, announcing that the pan-democrats Yang Yueqiao, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Leung Kai-cheong are no longer eligible to be Legislative Council members with immediate effect.

The pan-democrats held a press conference in the afternoon, and 15 legislators (excluding the 4 DQ legislators) announced their resignation.