The Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will begin the 2020-2021 ordinary session on October 14, 2020, according to the HKSAR government Gazette on Friday.
The Legislative Council building of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. /CFP
The date was set in accordance with section 9(2) of the Legislative Council Ordinance (542), the Gazette said, citing Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
Due to recent COVID-19 cases, the sixth LegCo will continue to perform duties for no less than a year until the term of the seventh LegCo starts, according to a decision passed earlier at the 21st session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress.