Hong Kong tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has been behind bars for more than a year. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has been behind bars for more than a year. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong national security law: Beijing may identify pool of lawyers to handle cases after leader requests interpretation of legislation

  • Mainland Chinese official source notes National People’s Congress Standing Committee has power to interpret law beyond what is requested
  • City leader John Lee turned to central government after top court upheld right of media tycoon Jimmy Lai to retain overseas counsel in national security case

Hong Kong tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has been behind bars for more than a year. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has been behind bars for more than a year. Photo: Winson Wong
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