Zheng Yanxiong, director of Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security, says Hong Kong’s courts should serve the nation’s interests. Photo: Getty Images
Zheng Yanxiong, director of Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security, says Hong Kong’s courts should serve the nation’s interests. Photo: Getty Images

Hong Kong’s judiciary should uphold country’s will, advance its interests, says Beijing’s national security chief in city

  • Zheng Yanxiong says city’s courts derive power from Beijing; rule of law only ‘castles in the air’ if national security is not defended
  • However, panellists at University of Hong Kong discussion offer dimmer view of security law, with one arguing it is taking ‘a toll on the civil society and media’

Zheng Yanxiong, director of Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security, says Hong Kong’s courts should serve the nation’s interests. Photo: Getty Images
Zheng Yanxiong, director of Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security, says Hong Kong’s courts should serve the nation’s interests. Photo: Getty Images
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