The mask ban in Hong Kong took effect on October 5, but the way it was imposed through emergency powers was ruled unconstitutional by High Court judges on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong

‘No other authority has right to make judgments’: China slams Hong Kong court’s ruling on anti-mask law as unconstitutional

  • China’s top legislative affairs body says only Beijing has right to decide on issues of constitutionality after High Court rules mask ban contravenes Basic Law
  • Analysts say Beijing is likely to intervene, with one adding it is expected to ‘act very soon’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The mask ban in Hong Kong took effect on October 5, but the way it was imposed through emergency powers was ruled unconstitutional by High Court judges on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong
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Trash and liquid containers are strewn all over PolyU. Photo: Dickson Lee

Dangerous chemicals missing from laboratories of Hong Kong’s universities could threaten public safety, officials and experts warn after campus clashes

  • Three universities have reported to police that chemicals were stolen from their campuses amid intense clashes
  • Experts warn that toxic compounds could be hazardous to both public and police if in the wrong hands
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Trash and liquid containers are strewn all over PolyU. Photo: Dickson Lee
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