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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Article 23 national security law is too hot to handle for now

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Article 23 still too hot to handle If the ongoing universal suffrage debate fails to inspire confidence and hope of a consensus on the way forward, the recent noises over ... the issue. Had it not been revisited by an influential mainland scholar in a magazine interview, the Article 23 issue would have been gathering dust still on the government's shelf. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must stand its ground against resurrection of Article 23

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by Albert Cheng

    ... ground against the resurrection of Article 23 Basic Law Committee member and law professor at Peking University Rao Geping said at a recent political forum in Hong Kong that the nominating ... that some mainland academics wanted the mainland's national security laws applied in Hong Kong until the city enacted Article 23. If national security laws were applied here, it would send ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Mainland Chinese legislation 'no substitute' for Article 23

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tony Cheung Mainland legislation 'no substitute' for Article 23 The mainland's State Security Law cannot serve as a substitute for local legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law, an expert on the mini-constitution said yesterday. Professor Albert Chen Hung-yee said the mainland law did not cover the matters involved in Article 23 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Snowden a test of America's strident stance on civil rights

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by YOICHI SHIMATSU

    ... Yoichi Shimatsu recalls US Congress’ fiery denouncement of Article 23 If Washington is serious about seeking Edward Snowden's extradition, US Congress had better rescind House ... government's opposition to the proposed Article 23 security amendment to the Basic Law went as far as sending funds and observers for the July 2003 street protests by half a million Hongkongers. By its ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BASIC LAW

    Article 23 law is an obligation, says China expert

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing gary.cheung@scmp.com Hongkongers reminded of duty to pass national security legislation in fight for the right to vote Article 23 law is an obligation:mainland ... Geping, a member of the Basic Law Committee, told the South China Morning Post on Monday that passing the national security law required under Article 23 of Hong Kong's Basic Law- ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL SECURITY

    Hong Kong 'will follow path of Libya' without Article 23 law: pro-Beijing group

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com HK 'faces fate of Libya' without Article 23 law "Traitors" would seize power in Hong Kong and turn the city into a base for promoting secession if the city is not "protected" by a national security law based on Article 23 of the Basic Law, said a pro-Beijing group at a protest march yesterday. About 40 people from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LEGISLATION

    National security law based on Article 23 not a priority, say leaders

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:23am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com No timetable for controversial Article 23, says Leung, despite pressure after PLA break-in Ministers unite to brush aside fears over Article 23 Leung ... Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Article 23 of the Basic Law requires Hong Kong to pass laws prohibiting acts of "treason, secession, sedition, or subversion". An attempt in 2003 to pass ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Article 23 national security law not a priority for Hong Kong: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Stuart Lau, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Article 23 law is not a priority: Carrie Lam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor last night dispelled fears a draconian national security law would soon be back on the agenda, despite a call in Beijing for it to be implemented. Lam said there was no urgent need to legislate under Article 23 of the Basic Law, which requires Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Facebook page putting Article 23 back on the agenda has 700 'likes'

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... used to revive Article 23 A decade after proposed national security legislation ignited a huge public backlash in the city that prompted 500,000 people to take to the streets, a university ... discuss a law that would help "safeguard national sovereignty". And she is using social media to spread the message. Chan has set up a Facebook page called Legislate Article 23, which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Article 23 law when time's right, security chief says

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung Article 23 law when time's right: minister Passing the national security legislation required under Article 23 of the Basic Law was a "constitutional ... government's liaison office, said the law should not be regarded as taboo. Article 23 of the Basic Law states that it shall enact laws to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition or subversion ...




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