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  1. Anti-smoking law 'against the Basic Law'

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Tobacco giant Mild Seven claims the government's proposed anti-smoking legislation is against the Basic Law and WTO agreements. The government proposes a bill that would ... The company said the proposal was against Article 6 and Article 105 of the Basic Law, which state the government cannot exploit company assets or cause a company to suffer economic loss. The company ...

  2. Crude and rude - and fans love it

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Filmmaker Wong Jing is proud to say he gives audiences what they want, not what they need, and his success looks set to make him a winner at the 20th UA awards A director famous for using crude toilet humour and excessive sex and violence is being hailed ...

  3. 'Man of the people' will always find the time for protests

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Despite the long hours and the slow progress of labour law changes, Mr Lee remains optimistic and even believes his work helps to keep his family together. In fact, the legislator - who met his ...

  4. Bid to promote Basic Law

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The government is encouraging young people to learn more about the Basic Law by joining a speech competition. The Basic Law Speech Contest is jointly organised by the Committee ... Law, Know Your Rights and Duties'. The judges will assess effective promotion of the Basic Law, speech techniques and the organisation of information. The first round will begin next ...

  5. Beijing moves to calm Basic Law fears

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... official has sought to calm fears that a State Council think-tank's report on the background of the Basic Law's drafting might be binding on Hong Kong's courts. Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy ... plan to ask drafters to recall the events of 20 years ago. Whether it could reduce the need for the standing committee to take the controversial step of interpreting the Basic Law for Hong Kong ...

  6. Fair to celebrate Macau's Basic Law raises dilemma

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Basic Law. 'How do I say 'constitution' in English?' she panicked. 'How do I explain that?' Soon, May gave up and pointed to the comic strips on display- the winning entries of a competition on the Macau Basic Law- hoping the child might learn more from the pictures than her words. 'I'm glad that even foreign children want to learn about ...

  7. Basic Law 'memories' project getting urgent

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The deaths of two of the four ageing academics dubbed the 'guardians of the Basic Law' prompted Beijing's top think-tank on Hong Kong affairs to gather ... raised the proposal with the Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs before he died at 81 in January. Professor Xiao, who served as convenor of the Basic Law Drafting Committee's political ...

  8. Democrats vow to fight Basic Law 'U-turn'

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Klaudia Lee

    ... chief executive Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie said the Hong Kong government had adjusted its understanding of provisions in the Basic Law and that the person elected on July 10 would ... was elected to fill a vacancy arising prematurely, his term of office should run afresh for a period of five years'. This, she said, was based on Article 46 of the Basic Law, which states ...

  9. HK deputies may revive move to review Basic Law

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung National People's Congress deputies from Hong Kong are thinking of renewing a call for the national legislature to examine how the Basic Law is being implemented. Tung ... Hong Kong deputy Peter Wong Man-kwong said he might forward a motion on expanding the Basic Law Committee's terms of reference under the NPC Standing Committee to include examining how ...

  10. Beijing's secret weapon against the Basic Law

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... on top of the two-years, (contrary to Article 46 of the Basic Law). I do not intend to explore the oddity of the interpretation and the convoluted justification by the Legal Affairs Commission, ... In this case, there is the secret weapon of 'legislative intent', which seems to have led former solicitor-general Daniel Fung Wah-kin and Basic Law Committee member Raymond Wu Wai-yung ...




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