Basic Law Institute chairman Alan Hoo SC said his proposal aimed to protect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy while allowing the city to fulfil the obligation to legislate its own national security law as required by Article 23. Photo: Colleen Lee

Basic Law expert calls for HK to be able to take first decision on state of emergency

Expert says procedure would prevent unilateral action by Beijing and preserve city's autonomy

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Basic Law Institute chairman Alan Hoo SC said his proposal aimed to protect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy while allowing the city to fulfil the obligation to legislate its own national security law as required by Article 23. Photo: Colleen Lee
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