National security law: more questions than answers on Hong Kong’s freedoms and rule of law
- Much remains to be done to ensure the new law is clearly understood and implemented in a way that limits its impact on Hong Kong’s way of life
- Some will welcome Beijing’s move if it restores order after months of civil unrest and protests but, even if achieved, this will come at a price
A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff Buddle began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the Post. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief. He is a regular columnist.