The inception and evolution of Hong Kong’s system of legal frameworks and institutions form the cornerstone of the city’s international and economic identity. Although they, along with the city’s economic system, have helped connect China economically to the rest of the world, the tensions and contradictions inherent in the post-handover system have been laid bare by recent socio-political turmoil and challenges to the rule of law. Hong Kong’s judiciary and legal sector are at a crucial crossroads – with not just the system itself, but with the semi-autonomous city’s economy, people, and future all at stake.Continue Reading