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Hong Kong's Trusted Independent Judiciary Approaches Its Twilight - Bloomberg  

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Just how awkward a matter this is for Hong Kong authorities could be seen in how officials tied themselves in knots last year over the question of “separation of powers” — a doctrine that underpins Western constitutional democracy and is disliked by the Communist Party, since it implies a power base that is beyond the party’s control. This left Chief Executive Carrie Lam insisting illogically that Hong Kong both has no separation of powers and, as the Basic Law states, an independent judiciary.

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