Court rejects ‘premature’ bids for legal action against Express Rail Link joint checkpoint arrangement

The High Court has declined applications for judicial reviews over the controversial joint checkpoint arrangement at the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, since such challenges are “clearly premature at this stage.” The arrangement will involve “leasing” land to China and effectively giving up Hong Kong jurisdiction across a quarter of the West Kowloon terminus for faster immigration procedures performed by mainland […]