Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng addresses the media after attending a meeting at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Basic Law’s Article 22 ‘does not apply’ to Beijing’s liaison office, Hong Kong justice secretary says

  • While it must still abide by the law, the office is not a central government department as described in the article and therefore not bound by it
  • ‘Anyone can give a stance on supporting [a candidate] or not,’ Cheng says when asked if agency weighing in on election would constitute interference
Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng addresses the media after attending a meeting at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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