The statue of Lady Justice at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Getting rid of overseas non-permanent judges would not suit the Communist Party’s agenda as it would be detrimental to Hong Kong’s interests. Photo: Sam Tsang The statue of Lady Justice at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Getting rid of overseas non-permanent judges would not suit the Communist Party’s agenda as it would be detrimental to Hong Kong’s interests. Photo: Sam Tsang
The statue of Lady Justice at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Getting rid of overseas non-permanent judges would not suit the Communist Party’s agenda as it would be detrimental to Hong Kong’s interests. Photo: Sam Tsang
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Beijing knows judicial independence is the last protection for Hong Kong’s future

  • Pro-Beijing critics of foreign judges on Hong Kong’s top court are misguided
  • Beijing is keen on preserving Hong Kong’s status as a financial hub and getting rid of the foreign judges would be detrimental to the city’s interests

The statue of Lady Justice at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Getting rid of overseas non-permanent judges would not suit the Communist Party’s agenda as it would be detrimental to Hong Kong’s interests. Photo: Sam Tsang The statue of Lady Justice at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Getting rid of overseas non-permanent judges would not suit the Communist Party’s agenda as it would be detrimental to Hong Kong’s interests. Photo: Sam Tsang
The statue of Lady Justice at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Getting rid of overseas non-permanent judges would not suit the Communist Party’s agenda as it would be detrimental to Hong Kong’s interests. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".