According to lawyers and legal scholars in China, the “Three Supremes” consolidated the demand that the law must serve the basic strategic interests of the CCP. As legal scholar He Weifang (贺卫方) told Hong Kong’s Asia Weekly magazine in August 2010: “Who is supreme in this Three Supremes? When a family of three has a disagreement, who do they listen to? . . . Between the interests of the CCP, the interests of the people and the interests of the Constitution, who is bigger?” He said at the time that legal system reforms in the reform period were seriously undermined by the “Three Supremes,” which risked replacing the policy goal of “judicial independence” (司法独立).