Though they embrace a wide area, the contributions to this volume suggest that while many problems lie ahead, Hong Kong's law and legal system seem adequately entrenched to endure well into the future.
The New Legal Order in Hong Kong - Hong Kong University Press
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They should no longer simply see Hong Kong as a region where the common law is applicable. Skip to main content. Legislative Council oath-taking saga. Tuesday, 25 July, , 4: Tuesday, 25 July, , 6: The acts that got six Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified In fact, the disqualification case has strengthened the rule of law in Hong Kong, allowing national interests to be gradually included as part of jurisprudence.
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