Cliff Buddle says it’s important that Hong Kong’s judiciary is not just independent, but is also seen to be so, and state leaders should be careful not to give the impression of applying pressure on judges

Hong Kong’s judges must remain above the fray, as should Chinese leaders with their comments on our judiciary

Cliff Buddle says it’s important that Hong Kong’s judiciary is not just independent, but is also seen to be so, and state leaders should be careful not to give the impression of applying pressure on judges

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Cliff Buddle says it’s important that Hong Kong’s judiciary is not just independent, but is also seen to be so, and state leaders should be careful not to give the impression of applying pressure on judges
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Cliff Buddle

Cliff Buddle

A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the SCMP. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief.