Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, who is scheduled to retire in January, on Wednesday issued a statement denying a recent news report that said he was enduring pressure from Beijing officials over judicial independence. Photo: Sam Tsang Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, who is scheduled to retire in January, on Wednesday issued a statement denying a recent news report that said he was enduring pressure from Beijing officials over judicial independence. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, who is scheduled to retire in January, on Wednesday issued a statement denying a recent news report that said he was enduring pressure from Beijing officials over judicial independence. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong top judge denies ‘any form of interference’ by Beijing over city’s judicial independence

  • Geoffrey Ma, who is set to retire in January, issued statement in wake of news report suggesting he was battling pressure from central government
  • The city’s judiciary has found itself frequently under fire from both sides of the political divide over rulings related to anti-government protests

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, who is scheduled to retire in January, on Wednesday issued a statement denying a recent news report that said he was enduring pressure from Beijing officials over judicial independence. Photo: Sam Tsang Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, who is scheduled to retire in January, on Wednesday issued a statement denying a recent news report that said he was enduring pressure from Beijing officials over judicial independence. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, who is scheduled to retire in January, on Wednesday issued a statement denying a recent news report that said he was enduring pressure from Beijing officials over judicial independence. Photo: Sam Tsang
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