HK chief executive congratulates Chief Justice Cheung on assumption of office

Carrie Lam, chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday congratulated the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, on his assumption of office, and pledged her continued support for the judiciary.

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"I congratulate Chief Justice Cheung on his assumption of office today. I am confident that, under Chief Justice Cheung's leadership, the Judiciary will continue to be a bulwark of the 'One Country, Two Systems' policy and our judges will continue to safeguard the law and administer justice without fear or favor," Lam said in a statement.

Lam vowed that she will continue to "steadfastly safeguard judicial independence," stressing that "there is no conflict between an executive-led system and an independent Judiciary."