The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling has prompted Chief Executive John Lee to ask Beijing to interpret the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling has prompted Chief Executive John Lee to ask Beijing to interpret the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang

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What you need to know about Hong Kong’s request for Beijing to interpret national security law amid Jimmy Lai trial

  • City leader John Lee has asked Beijing to intervene after top court decides foreign barrister can defend Lai
  • National People’s Congress Standing Committee has interpreted city’s mini-constitution five times in 25 years since handover

The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling has prompted Chief Executive John Lee to ask Beijing to interpret the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling has prompted Chief Executive John Lee to ask Beijing to interpret the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang
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