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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. Basic law issues

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some local deputies to the National People's Congress suggest asking the Standing Committee to resolve outstanding issues in the Basic Law. Or should a wider method be used to decide what the Basic Law means on key issues? Write to us. ...

  3. Rewrite of Basic Law 'not needed' for reforms

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Ambrose Leung, Chandra Wong and Klaudia Lee Changes to Hong Kong's political system do not require amendments to the Basic Law, according to a mainland legal expert. The question of whether the Basic Law must be amended to allow changes to the election of the chief executive and Legislative Council was raised on Wednesday in a government paper to Legco. The paper outlined ...

  4. HK courts 'can interpret Basic Law'

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong's courts have the right to strike down any legislation in breach of the Basic Law, despite what mainland legal expert Xiao Weiyun says, the head of the Hong Kong Bar Association insisted yesterday. Edward Chan King-sang said he was surprised by, and disagreed with, the remarks made by Professor Xiao, a member of the Basic Law drafting committee, ...

  5. Schools' Basic Law seminars draw fire

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Stephen Seawright Pro-democracy legislators have dismissed a government-run secondary school competition to promote the Basic Law as ridiculous and biased against them. In the Basic Law ... on the Basic Law from government officials. The deadline for entries was May 10 and 68 entries were received from 53 schools. Five winning teams will receive a trip to Beijing over the summer 'to ...

  6. Deng and the Basic Law

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The column headlined 'Careless talk' (February 17), by Frank Ching, quotes the Basic Law out of context. The article said the Basic Law 'says the ultimate aim ... 'had overcome his anxiety about general elections' by the time the Basic Law was promulgated. I would remind the columnist that: The complete provision in the Basic Law is 'for ...

  7. Courts and Legco 'can't interpret Basic Law'

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Mainland law scholar says legal system is subservient to the mini-constitution The Basic Law does not give courts the power to strike down legislation, nor does it allow confidence votes in the legislature on ministers, a visiting legal expert from the mainland said yesterday. The power to interpret the Basic Law rested with the Standing Committee of the National ...

  8. Basic Law Library

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you think a Basic Law Library due to open in Hong Kong in October will help Hong Kong people better understand the Basic Law (as some mainland legal experts say Hong Kong people need to do)? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Basic Law monitoring idea criticised

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... has rejected the idea of using a mainland investigation model to examine implementation of the Basic Law. Victor Sit Fung-shuen said extending the practice, which includes sending ... calls by pro-Beijing politicians to review the implementation of the Basic Law in Hong Kong after one of its drafters, Xiao Weiyun, told a forum in Hong Kong last month that no-confidence votes ...

  10. Library will improve our grasp of the Basic Law

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's lawmakers and residents alike have recently been reminded of the need to understand the Basic Law and to heed the intentions of those who drafted it. The irony is that 14 ... scholarship on the Basic Law has been severely curtailed and the depth of public knowledge has, therefore, also been limited. The opening of the Basic Law Library in October after five years ...




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