My Take by Cliff Buddle
Full consequences of 1999 hearing being felt today
- In its judgment on Jimmy Lai’s bail, Hong Kong’s top court looked back more than two decades to consider the national security law’s relationship with the Basic Law
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.