The difference in legal systems between Hong Kong and mainland China has left many sceptical of how legislation can be compatible. Photo: EPA-EFEThe difference in legal systems between Hong Kong and mainland China has left many sceptical of how legislation can be compatible. Photo: EPA-EFE
The difference in legal systems between Hong Kong and mainland China has left many sceptical of how legislation can be compatible. Photo: EPA-EFE

National security law for Hong Kong ‘not retroactive’, but can it be compatible with mainland Chinese legislation?

  • Comments by Beijing officials spark more concerns over how impending regulation would work
  • Critics warn there is no way in which city’s common law system can be aligned with national laws
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The difference in legal systems between Hong Kong and mainland China has left many sceptical of how legislation can be compatible. Photo: EPA-EFEThe difference in legal systems between Hong Kong and mainland China has left many sceptical of how legislation can be compatible. Photo: EPA-EFE
The difference in legal systems between Hong Kong and mainland China has left many sceptical of how legislation can be compatible. Photo: EPA-EFE
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