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
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
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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