Hong Kong Graft Buster’s Exit Stirs Fears Over Agency’s Independence
At Hong Kong’s graft-busting commission, Rebecca Li was a star, helping to bring corrupt tycoons and bent officials to justice. She received commendations for her work, won a coveted spot to train with the F.B.I. and last year became the agency’s most senior career official, a first for a woman. But this month, she resigned after being unexpectedly demoted from her post leading the commission’s operations department.