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  1. Regina Ip says a tearful farewell to HK

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... time when handling the controversial National Security Bill under Article 23 of the Basic Law. Mrs Ip said when her resignation was announced last month, after a protest over the proposed security laws by 500,000 people on July 1, that she was leaving for personal reasons. She regretted that work to implement the Article 23 proposals had not been completed. ...

  2. The tunnel vision of pedestrian planning

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Getting around town on foot at street level is fast becoming a thing of the past and this is not necessarily a good thing, writes Violet Law We tend to take pavements for granted as we ... it. 'Basically people look at footbridges as an easier way of navigating the heavily trafficked areas,' said Sujata Govada, who leads the urban design committee of the American ...

  3. Voices of opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... to the proposed Article 23 legislation. Article 23 of the Basic Law is implemented by drafting the National Security Bill, which will specify acts endangering national security. It is to be passed ...

  4. Reality TV made these nobodies stars - will it do the same for HK's wannabes?

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... in Hong Kong are tone-deaf because there is no basic music or performance art training here.' But Mr To believes Hong Kong is ready for a version of the show. 'The reality show concept ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    One law for us, and another for the favoured few

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Philip Bowring

    .... That undermines trust and strengthens the belief that the system is rigged to benefit those already at the top. Let us start with the Basic Law, which we are told to read and obey. There is reasonable ... and Progress of Hong Kong is contrary to the Basic Law's promise of a "high degree of autonomy" for Hong Kong's executive, legislative and judicial bodies. The offence ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong 'should adopt national security law until own version is ready'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung

    ... until it legislates its own version. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was "shocked" by the proposal and said it would be inconsistent with the Basic Law, adding ... of the city's mini-constitution. "I am a bit shocked," Tsang said yesterday. "Article 23 of the Basic Law states that the SAR government should enact laws on its own to deal ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As the government has shown, Basic Law text is open to interpretation

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:23pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says previous controversies have shown that the Basic Law text is open to interpretation, no matter what officials might tell us today Word power The government's enthusiasm for closely following the wording of the Basic Law on universal suffrage is easy to understand. The law's apparent requirement that candidates for chief executive ...


    Wang Guangya responds to pro-democrat petitions with copies of the Basic Law

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 04:44pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... and Macau Affairs Office passing out copies of the Basic Law in exchange for pro-democracy petitions Lawmakers’ long-anticipated meeting with state officials over political reform began with sparks ... Fung Kin-kee, who told Wang that the three-track proposal put forward by the Alliance for True Democracy was within the framework of Basic Law. “The antique market in mainland is very busy now ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li yesterday said the court would interpret the Basic Law in a generous- rather than narrow and rigid- manner to protect such rights. "These freedoms are of cardinal ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Top judge calls for respect of 'basic human rights' The top judge has reiterated the "cardinal importance" of freedom of speech, days ...




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