Transcript of remarks by DSJ

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Deputy Secretary for Justice, Mr Cheung Kwok-kwan, at a media session after attending a radio programme today (March 4):

Reporter: Mr Cheung, what are your goals of the trip to Europe? When will you lead the delegation to the Greater Bay Area (GBA)? And I also would like to follow up on the cases related to 2019 protest. When will we have a more concrete result as to what they are facing in the future?

Deputy Secretary for Justice: The Department of Justice will have a trip to Europe for seven days and during which we will visit the three international organisations and meet the business community and the legal sector in Europe. Certainly, we hope that we can introduce what is going on in Hong Kong in the last couple of years, to tell the good stories of Hong Kong and the development of the rule of law in Hong Kong.

  As regards to the Greater Bay Area, we are planning to have a delegation comprising the legal sector of Hong Kong to go to the GBA so that they can have the personal contact with the commercial community in the GBA, so that they can have the opportunities to have a better legal practice in the GBA.

  As regards to the prosecution of cases, as I have pointed out from time to time, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is the legal adviser to the Government. The DoJ will give the advice on the prosecution or on evidence to the enforcement agencies when they need the legal opinion. As to when they will make the announcement on the decision, I will leave it into the good hands of the law enforcement agencies. Thank you.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Saturday, March 4, 2023