Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
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SCMP Columnist

Cliff Buddle

China’s top legislative body’s comments on the power of Hong Kong courts strike at the heart of ‘one country, two systems’

  • By calling into question Hong Kong courts’ power to declare laws unconstitutional if they breach the Basic Law, Beijing threatens the city’s legal system and the local judiciary’s ability to protect human rights

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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn

  • City’s legal scholars say any action from Beijing could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases
  • Spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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