The Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong’s highest court, has been at the centre of more than one dispute about the independence of the judiciary in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
Regina Ip
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Regina Ip

Does Carrie Lam support Hong Kong’s courts when they promote individual rights, or back Beijing?

Regina Ip says Hong Kong’s chief executive needs to decide where she stands because an independent judiciary, upholding individual rights over national interests, will remain at odds with Beijing and its backers here

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The Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong’s highest court, has been at the centre of more than one dispute about the independence of the judiciary in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Regina Ip

Regina Ip

Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.