in Cora Chan and Fiona de Londras, China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? (Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2020)
Introduction: China’s Party State has given priority to stability and security and increasingly sees Hong Kong’s democratic aspiration as a threat to China’s national security. In response, Hong Kong has engaged in a mega constitutional dialogue with its authoritarian sovereign. The court has disqualified members of Legislative Council for their secessionist speeches, and severely punished those who have resorted to violence in protest. At the same time, the court has treated non-violent civil disobedience with leniency and tolerance, holding the line against the authoritarian intrusion... Please contact the author (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the full text.