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Discussions on Hong Kong’s independence do not violate the Basic Law: law professor

2016-03-31

Discussions on Hong Kong’s independence do not violate the Basic Law: law professor

2016-03-31
Law Professor Simon Young from the University of Hong Kong says simply discussing independence for Hong Kong would not violate the Basic Law. He says the police have powers to deal with people who undermine national security, public order or public safety. But he tells Jim Gould that if the independence-leaning Hong Kong National Party pursues its objectives through lawful means, it is quite questionable whether those powers could be used against it.

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