Wang Zhimin, director of the Central Government's Liaison Office (left), Leung Chun-ying, former chief executive (centre), and Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, raise a glass to celebrate National Day. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Will defining role of Beijing’s liaison office in the Basic Law ease society’s fears or ‘legitimise meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs?

Critics have heaped scorn on political heavyweight Jasper Tsang’s suggestion for the powers of Beijing’s representative here to be defined in the city’s mini-constitution. But is there any merit to the idea at all?

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Wang Zhimin, director of the Central Government's Liaison Office (left), Leung Chun-ying, former chief executive (centre), and Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, raise a glass to celebrate National Day. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

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.