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SPC head meets with former chief justice of Hong Kong

(english.court.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-11-23

SPC head meets with former chief justice of Hong Kong

Zhou Qiang (second from right), chief justice and president of the Supreme People's Court, meets with Andrew Li, former chief justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on Nov 22 in Beijing. [Photo by Sun Ruofeng]

The head of China’s top court met with the former chief justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on Nov 22 in Beijing.

Zhou Qiang, chief justice and president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC), held talks with Andrew Li, who was succeeded by Geoffrey Ma on 1 September 2010.

Zhou introduced the legal construction and judicial reform in the Chinese mainland and expressed his hope of conducting deeper cooperation with Hong Kong in judge training and case study, among other fields.

He called for a bigger role of law in terms of the protection of and contribution to the people in China.

Li echoed Zhou as he expressed wishes to see a closer cooperation in the judicial sector between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.

Li also visited the China Court Museum after the meeting with Zhou.

Shen Deyong, deputy president of the SPC, met with Li and accompanied him on the museum tour.