'The core values on which the governance
of Hong Kong is based include the rule of
law, an open and free society, an impartial
administration, a level playing field, and
the maintenance of international links.
Hong Kong is fortunate also to possess a
tried and tested legal system, which has
its roots in the English common law, as
this is crucial to the preservation of
confidence in the way in which we
conduct our affairs,' said the Secretary for
Justice, Mr Wong Yan Lung, at the
Third ICAC Symposium.