Translator: Cathy; Reviewer: Wencheng
The two main propaganda media outlets of Communist China, Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po, strongly criticized and attacked the recent lengthy public statement made by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li on the principle of the independence of the judiciary on the 23rd of September.
According to the source, Government officials in Hong Kong had a meeting with representatives from the Pro-Beijing camp, a political alignment in Hong Kong which generally supports the policies of the Beijing central government.
The key points of the meeting, according to Junius Kwan-yiu Ho, a member of the Legislative Council, includes waging warfare on Hong Kong’s judiciary, education and social welfare.
Beijing controlled Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po also published a two-page report and commentary today criticizing the public statement made by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li
Ta Kung Pao criticized Chief Justice Ma’s statement “Avoiding the Reformation”, and quoted retired Court of Final Appeal Judge Lie Hsien Loong stating the statement is “nothing new” but just an addition to the legal annual commencement speech earlier this year.