Court accord sets example
THE Sino-British resolution over the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) could set an example for co-operation on other outstanding issues, a senior Chinese official said yesterday.
Chen Zuo'er, a Chinese member of the Joint Liaison Group (JLG), was speaking at the end of expert-level talks on the CFA, the first since the two sides reached a deal on the court in June.
Led by Alan Paul, the British team has briefed its Chinese counterparts on the preparations for the establishment of the CFA, its premises and staff.
According to the JLG agreement, the Chinese side will be in charge of the organising work of CFA. The British side will help so that it will start on July 1, 1997.
Mr Chen said: 'Both sides hope that the co-operation of the two sides on CFA will set an example for co-operation on other issues so that Hong Kong can have a peaceful transition.'