Beijing found the idea of changing the anti-corruption law unacceptable. Photo: AFP

Beijing rejects Hong Kong leader’s plan to strengthen anti-corruption laws that would target gifts for the chief executive

  • Central government will not accept enacting legislation in Hong Kong to extend anti-bribery law to govern the chief executive, whom Beijing appoints
  • Hong Kong government says the plan is not dead and is trying to find a workaround
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Beijing found the idea of changing the anti-corruption law unacceptable. Photo: AFP
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).