No sooner had Hong Kong’s new chief justice, Andrew Cheung, 59, been enthroned than the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) under his leadership became the focus of public interest. The court had convened on Monday to decide whether or not to release currently jailed pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai on bail. The ruling is seen as a finger-pointing move on the handling of the new security law, which allows bail only under certain conditions. However, the court did not make a decision yet. It adjourned until a later date.
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