Hong Kong’s new chief justice pushes back at attacks on judges, defends judicial independence in inaugural speech

Jan 11, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong’s new chief justice on Monday warned against a rising tide of public criticism, doxxing attacks and even threats of violence faced by colleagues, noting its adverse effect on the city’s judicial independence, while urging his judges to be steadfast in maintaining the rights and freedoms of residents.Delivering his debut speech, Andrew Cheung Kui-nung opened the judicial year by acknowledging the politically turbulent time in which he was taking office, while guaranteeing the…

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