Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn

  • City’s legal scholars say any action from Beijing could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases
  • Spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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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

‘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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