In reality, the political system in Hong Kong has evolved since the colonial era to put in place by convention - in practice and in spirit - the principle of separation of powers.

Hong Kong chief executive is not above the executive, judicial and legislative powers - according to the Basic Law

John Chan says the power of HK's leader is today limited by the Basic Law, in contrast with colonial days

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In reality, the political system in Hong Kong has evolved since the colonial era to put in place by convention - in practice and in spirit - the principle of separation of powers.
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