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  1. Laying down the Basic Law

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's criteria for carrying out consultation: The Hong Kong government has the duty to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law. A thorough consultation will be conducted. The consultation will be based on the foundation of the legislative work already done. No time limit will be set for the consultation. The Bills Committee will discuss the consultation paper once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422725/laying-down-basic-law
  2. Members reappointed to Basic Law Committee

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Talks were held in Beijing yesterday to discuss the future work of the Basic Law Committee after the reappointment of members. The 12-member committee decided to meet whenever it was necessary to deal with issues relating to four provisions of the Basic Law. Five-year terms for the committee members were approved yesterday by National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426148/members-reappointed-basic-law-committee
  3. PCCW calls on Ofta to abolish 'Basic Law-defying' policy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saying it could violate an article on the deprivation of property under the Basic Law. PCCW says Ofta should axe the policy to give operators an incentive to build high-speed networks, promote ... the existing policy that required it to lease lines to rivals at a low price constitutes a violation of the Basic Law in relation to a deprivation of property under Article 105. Ofta's three-month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425474/pccw-calls-ofta-abolish-basic-law-defying-policy
  4. Clarify grey areas of Basic Law: DAB chief

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... People's Congress to clarify 'grey areas' in the Basic Law. This is particularly with regard to changing the system of choosing the chief executive and members of the Legislative Council. ... government had the power, under the Basic Law, to decide whether there is a need to change Hong Kong's political system, Annex I and II of the Basic Law state that 'if there is a need' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438684/clarify-grey-areas-basic-law-dab-chief
  5. Changing the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (Article 22) that binds itself to the central government (Article 45). And while proposals for change to the Basic Law may be half-baked without proposing consequential changes, whose ... universal suffrage, why? I hope the answer has nothing to do with practicality and the Basic Law, and has everything to do with a strong sense of ideology and the common good. KEANE SHUM, Yale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427037/changing-basic-law
  6. Accept the Basic Law

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... She told him to his face: 'You are not elected.' Ms Lau turned me off in doing this. She has no respect for our Basic Law, which laid down that 400 people from all walks of life ... was elected by our system. How can Ms Lau keep on saying he is not elected? If pro-democracy politicians choose not to follow the Basic Law, why should China support them? And why should Mr Tung, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423368/accept-basic-law
  7. Remember, the Basic Law is a living document

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and attack with equal conviction. Indeed, there is ample space between the lines of most constitutional interpretations. Basic laws or constitutions are fertile ground for interpretation and argument ... points out that in specifying the ultimate goal of universal suffrage to elect the chief executive, the Basic Law invokes the notion of 'gradual and orderly progress'. The same is true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424257/remember-basic-law-living-document
  8. Going beyond the Basic Law

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not actually required by the Basic Law? If so, which ones are they? Perhaps Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee can enlighten us so that no one will be 'misled'. NAME AND ADDRESS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420969/going-beyond-basic-law
  9. Reform must agree with Basic Law, mission told

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The central government has been attaching great importance to Hong Kong people's concerns about the pace of democracy, but changes must be in line with the Basic Law ... if it is in line with the Basic Law.' The state leader's remarks came two weeks after four mainland legal experts were quoted by Xinhua as saying that it was a 'misunderstanding' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438367/reform-must-agree-basic-law-mission-told
  10. Pardon snub breached Basic Law, court hears

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... The chief executive breached a tycoon's rights under the Basic Law when he refused to grant a pardon for his fraud conviction almost a decade ago, it was alleged in a judicial review ... accounts in the Ka Wah Bank in August 1985. On January 14, 2000, Mr Ch'ng petitioned the chief executive for a pardon under Article 48 of the Basic Law. But it was not until 2? years later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428930/pardon-snub-breached-basic-law-court-hears

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