Hong Kong accuses US commission of ‘cheap, bullying behaviour’ after report calls for sanctions on new justice chief, 15 of city’s prosecutors

Has anybody noticed how the language of the HK Bar Assoc has recently begun to mirror that of Legco & Beijing


All 3 adjectives that we hear regularly from the PRC’s foreign minister

For the record here’s the response of the now compliant Bar Assoc to a recent US report of the state of the law in HK

The Hong Kong government has accused a US congressional commission of “cheap, bullying behaviour” after the release of a report that called for sanctions on 15 of the city’s prosecutors and new Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok.

Top legal bodies in Hong Kong on Wednesday also maintained the independence of prosecutors to lay charges, with the head of the Bar Association saying that any interference “is to be deplored”.

The report, issued on Tuesday by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, suggested the United States and the international community might need to consider further sanctions in response to the growing number of political prisoners in Hong Kong.

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