Articles: National Security Law

Chow Hang Tung v Secretary for JusticeMagistrates Ordinance s87A
HK Court of First Instance, 2-Aug-2022
Justice Alex Lee Wan Tang rules that Magistrate Peter Law Tak Chuen was wrong: s87A(2) of the Magistrates Ordinance means what it says. Reporting restrictions on commital proceedings must be lifted when the defendant applies for that.
HKSAR v Claudia Mo Man Ching
HK Court of First Instance, 28-May-2021
Bail is refused. Justice Esther Toh decides that the unspecified bail conditions offered are not sufficient for believing that Ms Mo "will not continue to commit acts endangering national security". The judgment cites several WhatsApp conversations with journalists retrieved from Ms Mo's phone.
Webb looks for clarity in Next asset freeze claim
RTHK, 18-May-2021
HKSAR v Jimmy Lai Chee Ying
HK Court of First Instance, 23-Feb-2021
Bail refused.
HKSAR v Jimmy Lai Chee Ying
HK Court of Final Appeal, 9-Feb-2021
Jimmy Lai returned to custody pending prosecution's appeal against bail
HK Court of Final Appeal, 31-Dec-2020
The top court cites prosecution's concern that Mr Lai may cause "irreparable harm to national security" while on bail, rendering the appeal nugatory, and chooses the "status quo ante" as the magistrate's decision to remand him in custody rather than the status quo before that, of being a free man.
HKSAR v Jimmy Lai Chee Ying
HK Court of First Instance, 29-Dec-2020
Bail is granted.
SFC Policy Statement on National Security Law
SFC, 19-Jul-2020
HK Financial Secretary's letter to SFC on National Security Law
SFC, 17-Jul-2020
This "Dear Ashley" letter was circulated to intermediaries by the SFC on Friday night but doesn't appear on its website, so now it appears on ours. Good to know that we remain free to opine that the mainland's centrally-planned, authoritarian, state-owned economy is unsustainable and will eventually change to a democratic, open, free-market economy and society to deliver the growth that its citizens expect.
David Webb, Emily Lau on "Saturday AM" radio re National Security Law
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4-Jul-2020
Webb on "Backchat" re National Security Law
RTHK, 23-Jun-2020
HK investor says city is facing brain drain
Bloomberg, 2-Jun-2020

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