Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong has brought long-held disagreements over the meaning of judicial independence to the fore. Photo: Bloomberg
Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong has brought long-held disagreements over the meaning of judicial independence to the fore. Photo: Bloomberg

National security law: former Beijing official accuses Hong Kong’s first post-handover chief justice of not grasping city’s Basic Law

  • Xu Ze, former deputy director of Beijing body in charge of Hong Kong affairs, says Andrew Li has helped fuel myths about city’s political system
  • In a warning before national security law took effect, Li said city leader’s powers to designate judges for those proceedings undermined judicial independence

Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong has brought long-held disagreements over the meaning of judicial independence to the fore. Photo: Bloomberg
Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong has brought long-held disagreements over the meaning of judicial independence to the fore. Photo: Bloomberg
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