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  1. Basic Law, basic facts

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pro-Beijing supporters and the democratic camp all cite the Basic Law as their guide. It clearly allows for democratic development from 2007, leaving the public to wonder what the problems are. ... and the Legislative Council require domestic legislation alone or amendment of the Basic Law or its annexes; how amendments to achieve electoral reform should be initiated; and whether reform for direct ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters want a rethink of Basic Law bargain between Communist Party and big business

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 12:55pm by John Burns

    ... John Burns John Burns says the injustices of the current system make it untenable Rethink Basic Law bargain favouring big business Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's comments ... that was then codified in the Basic Law. Leung said that "you have to take care of all the sectors in Hong Kong … and if it's entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's reform framework for Hong Kong contradicts Basic Law: US report

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 'Reform framework contradicts Basic Law' Beijing's restrictive framework on Hong Kong's political reform conflicts with standards ... to control the outcome," the report says. "This proposal conflicts with standards set forth in Hong Kong's Basic Law … and runs counter to international commitments made by China ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Teach Basic Law in liberal studies in the true spirit of inquiry

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:48pm by Kerry Kennedy

    ... Kerry Kennedy Kerry Kennedy says including the Basic Law in liberal studies could help develop enlightened thinkers, as long as the aim is to broaden, rather than narrow, the school ... be reduced. Instead, there should be a greater focus on the Basic Law rather than the rule of law and socio-political participation. In other words, a more conservative school curriculum will produce ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Carrie Lam hints CY Leung did not declare £4m deal as she cites Basic Law loophole

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:09pm by Joyce Ng

    ... the £4 million payment he had agreed to receive in 2011 from an Australian company. But Lam hinted that Leung had not declared the money, despite the Basic Law requiring that the chief executive ... and real estate property. “You said the Basic Law does not spell out the definition of ‘asset’. So are you saying Leung does not have to declare the £4 million sum?” asked Claudia Mo, of the Civic ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says its power of interpretation cannot be used as a façade to amend mini constitution Standing Committee decision on political reform is a violation of the Basic Law The central government's representatives have consistently reminded us that the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Controversy as schools told to 'deepen understanding' of Basic Law

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Law The Education Bureau is under fire after stressing the need to "deepen understanding" of the Basic Law and "one country, two systems" in its latest curriculum guide ... their understanding of the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems' policy, and build up their recognition of national identity." Tuesday's white paper has received international ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Basic values, rather than Basic Law, can make Hong Kong great again

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 01:15pm by SIMON HAINES

    ... According to Confucius, its values, the virtues of its citizens, are more important to a state than its laws. Hong Kong, is not just a "world city"; according to the Basic Law, it has ... it a great city. This goes to basic values, not the Basic Law. So what are those basic values, the civic virtues underlying this city's success? Thrift- not meanness or greed. Industry- ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Basic Law Committee member urges middle path deal between different parties

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Beijing is likely to accept a compromise between pan-democrats and government-friendly parties, says Basic Law Committee member Middle path deal urged ... candidates in the 2017 race, a Basic Law Committee member says. Barrister Johnny Mok Shiu-luen says if the two sides forge a consensus on the nominating committee, it appears "likely" ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying issues reminder on 24th anniversary of Basic Law promulgation

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com All reform proposals must remain within mini-constitution's framework: Leung CY issues reminder on Basic Law anniversary Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday said he hoped the public would put forward political reform proposals that lay within the framework of the Basic Law, as he commemorated 24 years since the city's ...




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