A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
Grenville Cross
Opinion

Opinion

Grenville Cross

‘One country, two systems’ is under attack, and Hong Kong must uphold the rule of law more than ever

  • The activists who broke into Legco showed their true colours when they tore up copies of the Basic Law, the document that guarantees Hong Kong’s way of life. They also damaged the credibility of the pan-democrats who incited the protests

A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
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Grenville Cross

Grenville Cross

Grenville Cross SC is a criminal justice analyst, a barrister (Queen’s counsel and senior counsel), and vice-chairman of the senate of the International Association of Prosecutors. He is sentencing editor of Hong Kong Cases and Archbold Hong Kong, and co-author of Sentencing in Hong Kong. He was the director of public prosecutions from 1997 to 2009.