Hong Kong and mainland Chinese flags at the City Hall Memorial Garden in Central. The most fundamental reason behind the ‘two systems’ was a clear separation of the two legal systems. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong extradition moves are damaging global standing of ‘world city’

  • There is growing concern among the people, foreign delegates and even the judiciary, that the changed law would undermine the clear separation of the courts under ‘one country, two systems’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong and mainland Chinese flags at the City Hall Memorial Garden in Central. The most fundamental reason behind the ‘two systems’ was a clear separation of the two legal systems. Photo: Robert Ng
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Jerome A. Cohen
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Opinion

Jerome A. Cohen

If Beijing wants an extradition law with Hong Kong – and elsewhere – it should reform its judicial process

  • Democracies across the world look at China’s judicial practices and decline extradition agreements with it
  • If Beijing wants such an agreement with Hong Kong, it should deliver the judicial reforms it promised long ago

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