Britain's top judge Tuesday warned HongKong of the need for "eternal vigilance" to safeguard its libertiesas China looks set to take a hardline stance at discussions this week onelection reforms in the city.
David Neuberger's comments come as China'slegislature meets to decide how Hong Kong's next leader will be chosen, withpublic discontent in the former British colony at its highest for years overperceived interference by Beijing.
Neuberger, who also sits part-time on HongKong's Court of Final Appeal, said he could see no evidence that judicialindependence had been eroded.
"If I felt that the independence ofthe judiciary in Hong Kong was being undermined then I would either have tospeak out or I would have to resign as a judge," he said. "But... Idetect no undermining of judicial independence."
Speaking at the Hong Kong ForeignCorrespondents' Club, he however stressed: "I enthusiastically subscribeto the notion that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance."
★They are doing just fine, they have theright to over populate and destroy the land.
★England have no right to say anything.
If they really care about Hong Kong resident, they should give them a Britishpassbook or citizenship to each and everyone before they returning to England.
And all England did ,was treated them like a second-class citizen. And theynever right to vote.
On the other hand look at how US treat Puerto Rican. They all natural born UScitizen.
英国哪有权力在这里唧唧歪歪。 如果英国真的关心香港人，那么在英国撤出香港之前就应该给予香港市民人手一本英国存折薄和英国公民身份。 可是在英国统治香港期间，把香港人当二等公民，而且市民根本没有选举权。 再看看美国是如何对待波多黎各人的。他们都是土生土长的美国公民。
★Britain need to free Scotland, Ireland,Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Celts. British go back to Normandy!!!
★The Brit never forgets its former slavesand Kees n instigating its former colonies.
When 10 k clueless youth walked the streets to protest, Reuters reported firweeks as if that was biggest event of the entre world.
Whereas, when several hundred thousands of silent majority began to counter andto denounce them, most if not all western and American News media were as quietas mice - despicable ones.
英国从来没忘记自己曾经的奴隶，并且热衷于煽动前殖民地。 1万民无知的香港人走上街头抗议，而路透社连续几周报道，好像这是世界上最大的事件一样。 而数十万沉默的大多数香港人上街抗议反击先前的抗议行为时，即使不是所有，那也有大多数的西方和美国媒体像老鼠一样什么都不报道，所以真是卑鄙。
★Let HK be HK. Let British be British. TheBritish has ruled HK as a colony for 156 years. It is China's turn.
HK has its only Basic Law. No one, much less a British trained law professorand Yale trained political scientist, has to the right to violate the BasicLaw, so that they can live the American - British dream.
If people want to live American - British dreams, they can do so in America andBritain, not HK.
How do the Americans and British like to live the Chinese dreams, the HK way -starting with practicing Confucianism,
HK people should respect HK government authority, follow Basic Law, and stopdestroying HK economy, which ALL HK people help to build and maintain throughthe years, with blood and sweat, and many, many sleepless nights.
让香港成为香港，让英国成为英国。英国殖民香港156年。现在轮到中国了。 香港有自己的基本法。没有人有权力违反香港的基本法，而不管是英国的法律教授还是耶鲁的政治科学家则更没有这种权力。 如果人们想实现美国梦或者英国梦的话，那应该去美国和英国，而不是在香港。 让美国人和英国人来以香港的方式过上中国梦如何，先从学习儒家文化开始。 香港人应该尊重香港当局，遵守基本法，停止破坏香港经济，因为香港现在所取得的成就都是所有香港人努力奋斗而来的。
★British colonial mentality hasn't so farchanged much, no wonder the Scottish have to vote for INDEPENDENCE to secedefrom the bossy and pushy rule of the arrogant British.
★What a farce. We should take Hong Kong Backby force with US and British Troops and colonize it again.
★What the hell a foreigner has to say aboutthe future of Hong Kong that is part of China? For those don't like Hong Kongbelongs to China, get out and go meet with your master in London.
★A pro-democracy group, OccupyCentral, has pledged to mobilise thousands of protesters to block the financialdistrict later this year "
Thousands of protesters to occupy central? Over one million people in HKalready signed their names to show that they are against the "occupymove". Why you media choose to ignore this fact?
★Hong Kong belongs to China, period. Ifthere is interference, it is from the British.
★The losers in china don't understand humanrights, they never had any, the judge is right, the HongKong people needs to bevigilant in protecting their human rights.
★People in Hong Kong are living on borrowedtime. The smart ones already left for UK, Canada, Australia, etc. Just like theJews after the #$%$ took over the government, they are waiting to getslaughtered. Communist have no use for Capitalists. It is still Red China, theNationalist Chinese are like exiled Cubans, defeated.
★China will let Hong Kong people to choosethe Chief Executive ( Governor) in 2017 under the framework of the Basic Law.
Whereas, Britain had never even considered to allow Hong Kong people to choosethe Hong Kong governors. Does this British judge even know about this history ?
★The Uk speaks about rights in Hong Kong?What a sick joke...
★First it was British deputy PM Clegg, nowthe top judge. Boy, there are still lots of British dreaming about HK. Well,eat your heart out Britain.
★Britain's top judge Tuesday warned HongKong of the need for "eternal vigilance" to safeguard itsliberties....
Hmmm.....so what would the Brits do if China stops all that "nonsensecalls" for liberties? Would England forces the Chinese to smoke opiumagain & start an opium war with China?
★Give up your illusion, Britain. Hong Kongwill never be your colony again. Why do you think Hong Kongers should choosesomeone who will be confronting Beijing?
★Hong Kong has no future without China.
★Scotland Independence !!! North IrelandIndependence !!!