People walk along a passageway connecting two buildings festooned with Hong Kong and Chinese flags on June 27, 2017, as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP People walk along a passageway connecting two buildings festooned with Hong Kong and Chinese flags on June 27, 2017, as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
People walk along a passageway connecting two buildings festooned with Hong Kong and Chinese flags on June 27, 2017, as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Why Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong does not spell the end of ‘one country, two systems’

  • The fact that China’s leaders are tailor-making a law for Hong Kong indicates they recognise that the legislation must accord with common law norms
  • The city’s separate systems, grounded in common law and an independent judiciary, will survive, but Hong Kong must recognise that it is part of China, not a US-led world order

People walk along a passageway connecting two buildings festooned with Hong Kong and Chinese flags on June 27, 2017, as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP People walk along a passageway connecting two buildings festooned with Hong Kong and Chinese flags on June 27, 2017, as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
People walk along a passageway connecting two buildings festooned with Hong Kong and Chinese flags on June 27, 2017, as part of preparations to mark the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
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