Hong Kong’s Justice Sec. warns law societies to steer obvious of politics just after Chinese condition media blasts barristers

The Secretary for Justice has urged Hong Kong’s lawful societies to “stay professional” and steer crystal clear of politics, just one day after China’s People’s Everyday blasted the Bar Association as a “street rat” and warned the Legislation Modern society symbolizing solicitors not to abide by its example.

“Recently, I am conscious of sights that lawful bodies are neither political get-togethers nor political organisations and must thus strive to retain their professionalism fairly than politicisation. I completely agree,” Secretary Teresa Cheng wrote on her formal weblog on Monday.

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“Our lawful pros ought to use their knowledge to uphold the rule of law and endorse lawful providers, protecting professionalism as anticipated by the legal marketplace and the group.”