Under the current government structure, the justice secretary has no politically appointed subordinate directly underneath her. Photo: Sam Tsang
Under the current government structure, the justice secretary has no politically appointed subordinate directly underneath her. Photo: Sam Tsang

Creating deputy justice minister role solves problem of who’s in charge in Hong Kong when boss away, experts and department staff say

  • Unlike the chief secretary or finance chief, the justice minister does not have anyone to take over the portfolio in her absence
  • While splitting up the tasks among top department officials has worked, none of them are political appointees who can be easily fired if a mistake is made, experts note

Under the current government structure, the justice secretary has no politically appointed subordinate directly underneath her. Photo: Sam Tsang
Under the current government structure, the justice secretary has no politically appointed subordinate directly underneath her. Photo: Sam Tsang
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