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China Daily: Return to Rule of Law in Hong Kong

Chinese state-run media arm China Daily reports that legal scholars in mainland China are saying that Hong Kong must return to the rule of law to solve the current problems.

Returning to the rule of law is the only way to solve the current problem in Hong Kong, leading legislators and legal scholars on the mainland said on Thursday.
The rule of law is central to Hong Kong society, but recent violence has damaged its value hurt people around the country, said Han Dayuan, member of Hong Kong Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature.

China Daily report

Is their sense of irony completely broken? Will the Beijing government allow an independent judiciary, evidence-based trials, presumption of innocence, and the other important aspects of a free and fair legal system in mainland China? Doubtful. How do they dare to presume to tell Hong Kong, which does have a fair legal system, what they need to do? Thus far, all Beijing has done is to undermine Hong Kong’s legal system. That’s what started the protests in the first place. What an embarrassing article for China Daily.

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