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Exclusive-Hong Kong's former chief judge says upholding rule of law not political

Aug 25 2021

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong's former chief judge urged solicitors to continue speaking up for the rule of law, saying it was their public duty and not political, as lawyers chose a council to govern their profession overshadowed by a national security law imposed by China.

EXCLUSIVE-Hong Kong's former chief judge says upholding rule of law not political

Aug 25 2021

* Rule of law 'not a political concept,' Geoffrey Ma tells Law Society

EXCLUSIVE-Hong Kong's former chief judge says upholding rule of law not political

Aug 25 2021

* Rule of law 'not a political concept,' Geoffrey Ma tells Law Society

Exclusive: China's attacks on 'foreign forces' threaten Hong Kong's global standing - top U.S. envoy

Jun 11 2021

HONG KONG The top U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong said the imposition of a new national security law had created an "atmosphere of coercion" that threatens both the city's freedoms and its standing as an international business hub.

Hong Kong judiciary says British judge to step down from city's top court

Jun 04 2021

HONG KONG (Reuters) -British judge Brenda Hale will step down from Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal next month when her three-year term expires, the judiciary said on Friday, a move that may deepen uncertainty over the role of foreign judges in the semi-autonomous city.

Exclusive: Hong Kong security chief threatens tycoon Lai's bankers with jail if they deal in his accounts

May 27 2021

HONG KONG Hong Kong's security chief sent letters to media tycoon Jimmy Lai and branches of HSBC and Citibank this month threatening up to seven years' jail for any dealings with the billionaire's accounts in the city, according to documents seen by Reuters. | Video

Pope names new Hong Kong bishop amid tensions over city's freedoms

May 17 2021

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis named a new bishop of Hong Kong on Monday, a long-delayed appointment that comes amid Sino-Vatican frictions and growing Western concern over human rights in the global financial hub.

Exclusive: Hong Kong tells foreign governments to stop accepting special British passport

Mar 25 2021

HONG KONG The Hong Kong government on Thursday confirmed a Reuters report that it had told 14 countries to stop accepting a British travel document that many of its young people use to apply for working holiday visas in Europe, North America and parts of Asia.

EXCLUSIVE-Hong Kong tells foreign governments to stop accepting special British passport

Mar 25 2021

HONG KONG, March 25 The Hong Kong government has told some foreign consulates to stop accepting a British travel document that many of its young people use to apply for working holiday visas in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, diplomats say.

Concerns mount that new Hong Kong law on patriotic oaths could trap judges

Mar 16 2021

HONG KONG A proposed new law that tightens patriotic loyalty tests for Hong Kong politicians could also ensnare the city's judges, further threatening its vaunted judicial independence, say legal scholars, lawyers and diplomats.

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