WEAI Research Scholar Michael C. Davis was quoted in a June 20 article in The New York Times titled “Law Will Tighten Beijing’s Grip on Hong Kong With Chinese Security Force.”
In the article, which discusses the Chinese government’s recently revealed plans to establish a security agency in Hong Kong, various experts expressed concerns that the new law would undermine judicial independence in Hong Kong.
“‘The terms that are being identified as crimes are vague terms,’ Michael C. Davis, a former law professor at the University of Hong Kong who is a research scholar at Columbia University, said in a telephone interview. ‘There’s a legal morass here that means, essentially, the chances that a court can push back are slim.'”
Read the full article here.