Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his wife attend a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China on July 1, 2012. (AP/Kin Cheung)
New York, January 11, 2013--Hong Kong's government should withdraw a proposed regulation that would limit journalists' access to information about business leaders, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Hong Kong's Financial Services and Treasury Bureau and the Companies Registry submitted a briefing paper to the legislature's financial affairs panel this week outlining the plan to remove identifying details about company directors from financial documents starting in 2014, according to The Associated Press. Under the proposal, directors could also redact personal information from past filings, AP reported.