Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Davis on Why NPCSC's Decision Threatens Rule of Law in Hong Kong

Real Threat to Rule of Law Lies in NPC's Reform Ruling
South China Morning Post
14 October 2014
Michael Davis

Disobedient civilians pale in comparison to blatant violation of guarantees in Basic Law

Hong Kong protesters have recently been under attack by prominent Beijing officials and the state media for allegedly violating the rule of law and for making democracy proposals that are said to violate the Basic Law.
    At the same time, government representatives, in discussions with student protest leaders, have emphasised that any talks to resolve the demonstrations must be based on the Basic Law. The implication of this insistence is that the protest leaders oppose the city's mini-constitution.
    Are these accusations and claims convincing? Or is it more apparent, as many protesters believe, that the central government has undermined both the rule of law and the Basic Law?  Click here to read the full article.

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