Beijing official Zhang Yong has said the power to pick judges for national security cases must lie with Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam. Photo: Robert Ng
Beijing official Zhang Yong has said the power to pick judges for national security cases must lie with Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam. Photo: Robert Ng

Judges with ‘dual allegiance’ because of foreign nationality should not handle national security cases, Beijing says

  • Senior official Zhang Yong notes no country allows foreigners to preside over cases endangering domestic security
  • Remarks appear to contradict Hong Kong leader, who earlier called excluding foreign justices unrealistic

Beijing official Zhang Yong has said the power to pick judges for national security cases must lie with Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam. Photo: Robert Ng
Beijing official Zhang Yong has said the power to pick judges for national security cases must lie with Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam. Photo: Robert Ng
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