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New chief justice of Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal sworn in

Andrew Cheung Kui-nung (L) is sworn in at Government House, administered by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as the new chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal of HKSAR, in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 11, 2021. Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, the new chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal of China's HKSAR, was sworn in on Monday. Cheung, succeeding Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, took the judicial oath at Government House, administered by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The new chief justice swore to uphold the HKSAR Basic Law, bear allegiance to the HKSAR, serve the HKSAR conscientiously, dutifully, in full accordance with the law, honestly and with integrity, safeguard the law and administer justice without fear or favor, self-interest or deceit. (Xinhua)

  Andrew Cheung Kui-nung (L) is sworn in at Government House, administered by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as the new chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal of HKSAR, in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 11, 2021. Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, the new chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal of China's HKSAR, was sworn in on Monday. Cheung, succeeding Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, took the judicial oath at Government House, administered by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The new chief justice swore to uphold the HKSAR Basic Law, bear allegiance to the HKSAR, serve the HKSAR conscientiously, dutifully, in full accordance with the law, honestly and with integrity, safeguard the law and administer justice without fear or favor, self-interest or deceit. (Xinhua)

HONG KONG, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, the new chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), was sworn in on Monday.

Cheung, succeeding Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, took the judicial oath at Government House, administered by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

The new chief justice swore to uphold the HKSAR Basic Law, bear allegiance to the HKSAR, serve the HKSAR conscientiously, dutifully, in full accordance with the law, honestly and with integrity, safeguard the law and administer justice without fear or favor, self-interest or deceit.

Cheung said he will endeavor to maintain the independence and impartiality of the Judiciary and safeguard the rule of law.

Lam congratulated Cheung and pledged continued support for the Judiciary.

“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,” she said.

Cheung joined Hong Kong’s judiciary system in 2001 and was appointed as the permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal in October 2018. Enditem

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