Cheng Lai-king (left) at a meeting with Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping-keung. Cheng was arrested for sedition earlier this week. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Government adviser Ronny Tong defends Hong Kong police’s use of sedition laws, after arrest of opposition politician Cheng Lai-king

  • Executive councillor insists age-old statute offers the only legislation against hate crimes in the city
  • But top legal scholar says it now flies in the face of freedoms guaranteed under the Basic Law, and would be challenged in court
Topic |   Hong Kong police
Cheng Lai-king (left) at a meeting with Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping-keung. Cheng was arrested for sedition earlier this week. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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