Application of mainland Chinese law to part of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail terminus is constitutional: Court of Appeal

Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal has upheld the constitutional status of a controversial arrangement allowing state laws to be applied to a section of the West Kowloon terminus of the cross-border high-speed rail.The judicial review raised a debate on whether decisions made by China’s top legislative body were binding on Hong Kong even without a formal interpretation of the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution.On Friday, High Court Chief Judge Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor said Hong Kong…

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