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Xu Ze
Opinion

Opinion

Xu Ze

National security law: Hong Kong chief executive’s power to pick judges does not undermine judiciary

  • The Basic Law accords the chief executive with powers greater than as a mere head of the government. More to the point, the Hong Kong political system was never based on the Western notion of separation of powers – the executive is and will continue to be dominant

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Xu Ze

Xu Ze

Xu Ze is president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. He was formerly a deputy director of Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office.