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Andrew Li Kwok-Nang

Andrew Li Kwok-nang wants clear timeline for talks on 2047 issues

Andrew Li Kwok-nang

Andrew Li Kwok-nang, who retired as chief justice in 2010, made the call when he reflected on the 30th anniversary of the "Young Professionals Delegation", which headed north to express their views on Hong Kong's future.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:27am 2 comments

Thirty years on, a young turk recalls historic trip

The 12-strong Young Professionals Delegation with then National People's Congress vice-chairman Xi Zhongxun (centre) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in May 1983. Photo: Allen Lee Peng-fei

When the 12 members of the "Young Professionals Delegation" met National People's Congress vice-chairman Xi Zhongxun in Beijing in May 1983, they could hardly imagine that the state leader's son, Xi Jinping, would eventually become paramount leader.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am

Lawyer calls for committee to gauge poll views

Jat Sew-tong (left) thinks Andrew Li would be a good choice

Senior counsel Jat Sew-tong, who is chairman of two influential statutory bodies - the Independent Police Complaints Council and the Minimum Wage Commission, said a highly respected figure should chair such a committee.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am

Hong Kong must iron out 'one country, two systems' as early as 2030, warns former chief justice

Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang

Hong Kong will have to decide the future of "one country, two systems" long before the special administrative region's founding principle is due to expire, and possibly as early as 2030, former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang says.

At the same time the city should cling to the rule of law with an independent judiciary as a core value that must "never be shaken", he said.

9 Nov 2012 - 11:28am 4 comments

City is ready to listen

The public will get to have its say when the government sets up a code of conduct that would apply to the city's top leader. An open forum will be held next month, and the public can also submit written opinions during a consultation period, said Andrew Li Kwok-nang, the former chief justice.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Tuesday's C1 report, 'Li named honorary professor at CUHK', should have said that Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang was also appointed an honorary professor of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law on Monday. We apologise for the error.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

quote of the week

'I want to make it absolutely clear, looking you in the eye, the reasons stated ... are the only reasons I have taken this decision'

Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang after announcing his retirement last Wednesday

Background

The city's top judge has moved quickly to stop people making up stories about why he will quit his job early.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Magistrate dies in fall from Pok Fu Lam flat

Timothy Jenkins, principal magistrate of Sha Tin Court, died after he was thought to have jumped out of a window of a friend's 19th-floor flat in Pok Fu Lam yesterday.

Jenkins, 52, was found unconscious outside block two at Victoria Garden in Victoria Road at 1.30pm. He was declared dead at the scene.

2 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Chief justice laments rise of greedy lawyers

Mercenary considerations had assumed greater prominence than ethical standards in the legal profession, the chief justice said yesterday.

'In this competitive environment, commercial pressures have led to the profession becoming more like a business,' Andrew Li Kwok-nang said at a 20th Biennial LawAsia Conference session on ethics.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Snitch-cum-conman has sentence reduced

A convicted conman who helped police capture a group of armed illegal immigrants had his sentence reduced in return, despite the help being given before the crimes for which he was jailed.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Budget cuts could hit court reforms

Several of the proposed reforms to Hong Kong's civil justice system may have to be put on hold due to the budget deficit and the Judiciary's cost-cutting plans.

27 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Top two justices 'go to jail'

The two top judges were given a taste of life behind bars yesterday and were told they could expect to 'do more time'.

Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang and Chief Judge Patrick Chan Siu-oi went on a five-prison familiarisation tour. Nineteen more correctional institutions await their inspection.

8 Oct 1997 - 12:00am