Pro-government demonstrators gather outside the Court of Final Appeal in Central to demand resignation of Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and legal bodies condemn ‘unfounded’ attack on local judges by Beijing loyalists

  • Activists from Defend Hong Kong Campaign on Thursday accused judges of being too lenient in granting bail to anti-government protesters
  • City leader, the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Law Society respond to defend the rule of law and judicial independence
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Pro-government demonstrators gather outside the Court of Final Appeal in Central to demand resignation of Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma. Photo: Nora Tam
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The Lands Resumption Ordinance allows the government to take back privately leased land for an established ‘public purpose’. Photo: Winson Wong

Beijing piles pressure on Hong Kong developers, calling on government to seize land being ‘hoarded for profit’

  • Three commentaries published by state media single out unaffordable housing as a ‘root cause’ behind young people taking to the streets in anti-government protests
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam has previously been reluctant to invoke law in past pointing to potential legal ramifications of such a move
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Lands Resumption Ordinance allows the government to take back privately leased land for an established ‘public purpose’. Photo: Winson Wong
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