Shenzhen as seen from the Hong Kong side. The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index ranks China 82nd among 126 jurisdictions, while Hong Kong is at No 16. Photo: Lea Li

China’s record on the rule of law hardly inspires trust in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong’s fears over an extradition bill that leaves its people at the mercy of the mainland law enforcement and judicial systems are real
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Shenzhen as seen from the Hong Kong side. The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index ranks China 82nd among 126 jurisdictions, while Hong Kong is at No 16. Photo: Lea Li
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Tammy Tam
Tammy Tam
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SCMP Columnist

City Beat by Tammy Tam

Hong Kong’s new extradition law: wrong timing for government, bad image for business, and reality check for Beijing

  • The city’s business community, normally very receptive towards Beijing, has strongly opposed the law, which would allow fugitives to be sent across the border
  • Wang Zhimin, director of the Beijing liaison office, met leaders of six Hong Kong business groups last week

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