The flags of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China in Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin district. Beijing clearly sees the need to strengthen national security and enforce its comprehensive jurisdiction in the wake of social unrest in the city in 2019. Photo: Sun Yeung The flags of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China in Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin district. Beijing clearly sees the need to strengthen national security and enforce its comprehensive jurisdiction in the wake of social unrest in the city in 2019. Photo: Sun Yeung
The flags of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China in Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin district. Beijing clearly sees the need to strengthen national security and enforce its comprehensive jurisdiction in the wake of social unrest in the city in 2019. Photo: Sun Yeung
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No compromise on checks and balances

  • Sweeping electoral reforms announced by Beijing have far-reaching implications for Hong Kong, but an important principle enshrined in the Basic Law must be respected

The flags of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China in Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin district. Beijing clearly sees the need to strengthen national security and enforce its comprehensive jurisdiction in the wake of social unrest in the city in 2019. Photo: Sun Yeung The flags of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China in Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin district. Beijing clearly sees the need to strengthen national security and enforce its comprehensive jurisdiction in the wake of social unrest in the city in 2019. Photo: Sun Yeung
The flags of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China in Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin district. Beijing clearly sees the need to strengthen national security and enforce its comprehensive jurisdiction in the wake of social unrest in the city in 2019. Photo: Sun Yeung
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