Floats themed on the Hong Kong and Macau handovers, at a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing on October 1. Photo: Simon Song

Hong Kong’s common law system can endure past 2047, but will it?

  • The common law system can endure in Hong Kong even if its economy more closely resembles Chinese socialism – the problem is uncertainty
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Floats themed on the Hong Kong and Macau handovers, at a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing on October 1. Photo: Simon Song
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Protesters march in Causeway Bay on Halloween, on October 31, in defiance of the unpopular anti-mask law, which was hurriedly enacted under colonial-era emergency laws, a move the High Court has struck down as unconstitutional. Photo: May Tse
Malcolm Rifkind
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Malcolm Rifkind

Beijing must respect High Court mask-law ruling in the interests of both Hong Kong and China

  • Any attempt to undermine Hong Kong’s judiciary would only be seen as a naked power grab by the mainland executive, inadvertently destroying the rule of law crucial to the city’s role as an international financial centre

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Protesters march in Causeway Bay on Halloween, on October 31, in defiance of the unpopular anti-mask law, which was hurriedly enacted under colonial-era emergency laws, a move the High Court has struck down as unconstitutional. Photo: May Tse
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