Hong Kong’s existing arrangement for extradition does not apply to the mainland because it has to protect Hongkongers’ rights. We should not be exposed to an opaque, harsh legal system that doesn’t respect human rights and due process.
In 2005, the chief executive and members of the Legislative Council went on a two-day tour of the Pearl River Delta, marking the very first time all legislators in Hong Kong were invited to visit the mainland.
Affordable air travel is made possible by low-cost carriers. Yet, they have so far failed to establish themselves in Hong Kong. While low-cost carriers account for 65 per cent of all travel in the Philippines and 61 per cent in Thailand, that figure is less than 10 per cent in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's rule of law depends on the quality of our independent judiciary. It is the key contributor to the city's competitiveness and success under "one country, two systems". The lack of adequate resources and support, coupled with the recent spate of judicial vacancies and imminent retirements, has threatened the judiciary, access to justice and the state of our rule of law.