China's National Security: Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law?

Fiona De Londras (Editor), Cora Chan (Editor)

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All states are challenged by the need to protect national security while maintaining the rule of law, but the issue is particularly complex in the China-Hong Kong context.

This timely and important book explores how China conceives of its national security and where Hong Kong fits in that. It considers the risks of introducing national security legislation in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong's sources of resilience against encroachments on its rule of law that may come under the guise of national security. It points to what may be needed to maintain Hong Kong's rule of law once China's 50 year commitment to its autonomy ends in 2047.

The contributors include world renowned scholars in comparative public law and national security law and the collection covers a variety of disciplines, jurisdictions and both scholarly and practical perspectives, presenting a forward-looking analysis on the rule of law in Hong Kong, illustrating how it may succeed in resisting pressure to advance China's security interests through repressive law. Given China's growing international stature, the collection's reflections on China's approach to security have much to tell us about its potential impact on the global political, security, and economic order.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages368
ISBN (Electronic)9781509928163 (EPUB), 9781509928170 (PDF)
ISBN (Print)9781509928156
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2020


  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Rule of Law
  • Security


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