Bypassing Basic Law in Beijing deal for Express Rail checkpoints ‘very damaging’, warns lawmaker

The joint Hong Kong-mainland checkpoint arrangement for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) can be arranged through a deal between the Hong Kong and mainland governments, says Rao Geping, a law scholar and Basic Law Committee member. Approval from the National Legislature would be needed to enact mainland immigration laws at the West Kowloon XRL […]