Quick Take by Cliff Buddle
Why criticising Hong Kong’s foreign judges for not understanding the city is ridiculous
Their nationality has no bearing on the way they decide a case. They all take the same oath, and are required to make rulings freely and fairly in accordance with established legal principles
A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the SCMP. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief.