‘Disappointed’: Pro-Beijing lawmakers say Hong Kong chief justice fails to ease concerns over judicial impartiality

Hong Kong pro-Beijing lawmakers have expressed disappointment with a statement from the chief justice on confidence in the judiciary, saying it did not address criticisms over protest-related judgements. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma issued a statement on Wednesday responding to controversies involving the magistrates’ courts’ decisions on conviction, acquittal and bail, without identifying the disputed cases. […]