Luo Huining, director of the liaison office, clinks glasses with Carrie Lam as Chen Daoxiang (left), head of the PLA Hong Kong garrison, Xie Feng, the foreign ministry‘s representative in the city, and former chief executive Leung Chun-ying look on during the flag-raising ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Luo Huining, director of the liaison office, clinks glasses with Carrie Lam as Chen Daoxiang (left), head of the PLA Hong Kong garrison, Xie Feng, the foreign ministry‘s representative in the city, and former chief executive Leung Chun-ying look on during the flag-raising ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Luo Huining, director of the liaison office, clinks glasses with Carrie Lam as Chen Daoxiang (left), head of the PLA Hong Kong garrison, Xie Feng, the foreign ministry‘s representative in the city, and former chief executive Leung Chun-ying look on during the flag-raising ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Phil C. W. Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Phil C. W. Chan

With national security law, Hong Kong has fallen victim to the tyranny of the rule of law

  • While Hong Kong and Beijing officials often emphasise the rule of law, it does not by itself guarantee respect for human rights or political accountability
  • The law has long been used by authoritarian governments to suppress political dissent

Luo Huining, director of the liaison office, clinks glasses with Carrie Lam as Chen Daoxiang (left), head of the PLA Hong Kong garrison, Xie Feng, the foreign ministry‘s representative in the city, and former chief executive Leung Chun-ying look on during the flag-raising ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Luo Huining, director of the liaison office, clinks glasses with Carrie Lam as Chen Daoxiang (left), head of the PLA Hong Kong garrison, Xie Feng, the foreign ministry‘s representative in the city, and former chief executive Leung Chun-ying look on during the flag-raising ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Luo Huining, director of the liaison office, clinks glasses with Carrie Lam as Chen Daoxiang (left), head of the PLA Hong Kong garrison, Xie Feng, the foreign ministry‘s representative in the city, and former chief executive Leung Chun-ying look on during the flag-raising ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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