Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor arrives for a question and answer session at the Legislative Council in Tamar, Admiralty, on October 17. After 1997, Hong Kong has had a partially representative, locally elected legislature to debate and pass laws more suited to society. Photo: Nora Tam

Compared to colonial times, the rule of law in Hong Kong has improved, rather than deteriorated

  • As a British colony, Hong Kong never had anything near full democracy nor checks and balances to limit executive power. Worse, faraway London had the final judicial adjudication and interpretive authority
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor arrives for a question and answer session at the Legislative Council in Tamar, Admiralty, on October 17. After 1997, Hong Kong has had a partially representative, locally elected legislature to debate and pass laws more suited to society. Photo: Nora Tam
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