Stay out of politics
Hong Kong's leader yesterday warned one of the city's top legal bodies against getting involved in politics, in the latest sign of the government telling professional bodies to toe Beijing's line.
Chief executive Carrie Lam's comments towards the Law Society come as China remoulds Hong Kong in its own image.
Lam told reporters that actions might be taken against them, without spelling out what measures the government might take.
The warning comes as the Law Society will next week it will elect five of its 20 council members and pro-establishment figures are concerned more liberal, pro-democracy minded lawyers might win.
On Sunday the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party, published a commentary described Hong Kong's Bar Association -- which represents barristers -- as a "street rat".