Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, came into effect on July 1, 1997, when the city passed from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Robert Ng

Beijing scholar says Hong Kong judges’ ‘different understanding’ of Basic Law is behind ‘great disparity’ in court cases

But city’s top lawyers counter remarks by legal head of central government liaison office reflect ‘unfamiliarity’ with local system

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Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, came into effect on July 1, 1997, when the city passed from British to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Robert Ng
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