Li Fei (fourth from left), held a press conference on Wednesday after the NPC Standing Committee’s decision to explain the legal basis for the co-location arrangement. Photo: Phila Siu

Controversial joint checkpoint plan approved for high-speed rail link as Hong Kong officials dismiss concerns over legality

Decision by China’s top legislative body will see mainland laws enforced in designated zone, amid fears that city’s autonomy will be undermined

Topic |   Hong Kong high-speed rail

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Li Fei (fourth from left), held a press conference on Wednesday after the NPC Standing Committee’s decision to explain the legal basis for the co-location arrangement. Photo: Phila Siu
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.