The Basic Law makes it clear that the courts have independent judicial power, and everyone - including chief executives - is equal before the law. Photo: Dickson Lee

Why would chief executive transcend above legislature when kings of centuries past submitted to the rule of law as old as Magna Carta?

Paul Harris compares Zhang Xiaoming's comments on the transcendent position of the chief executive with statements by English kings in centuries past claiming to be above the law

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The Basic Law makes it clear that the courts have independent judicial power, and everyone - including chief executives - is equal before the law. Photo: Dickson Lee
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