The recent verdict by Hong Kong’s judicial system has triggered resentment from Beijing loyalists demanding an overhaul of a judicial system long known for its sovereignty and freedom.
This has come after the acquittal of dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, that took place last year.
When compared to China’s administrative and statutory structure where opaque courts are party-controlled and sentences all, Hong Kong’s structure is internationally respected as autonomous.
As the Beijing authorities investigate the reports of last year’s violence and often destructive protests, the judges are now finding themselves in the trifle with the political blocks of the city.
The local pro-Beijing newspapers based in Hong Kong are leading the motion, publishing articles calling for judicial reform and mocking “yellow judges”.
Famous local pro-Beijing politicians have commenced a movement, accusing certain judges of biasedness and urging for the introduction of a sentencing committee to impose harsher jail terms.