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  1. 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 ...

  2. Government to seek Basic Law interpretation

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung and Klaudia Lee The government will ask Beijing to interpret the Basic Law over the term of the next chief executive. The South China Morning Post understands ... is of the view that an interpretation of the Basic Law can ensure the chief executive election takes place as scheduled and avoid any possible constitutional crisis caused by legal challenges to the term ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Basic Law ruling crucial to HK: mainland official

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee An interpretation of the Basic Law over the tenure of the next chief executive by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is an integral part of Hong Kong's ... four-day meeting, starting today, which will address the Basic Law interpretation. Mr Chen pointed out that the chief executive was appointed by the central government after being elected. 'I ...

  5. Mourning ex-premier in Legco 'violates Basic Law'

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee and Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Mourning the death of Zhao Ziyang in the Legislative Council would contravene the Basic Law, a top Beijing official said yesterday. ... do certain things, I think that's in breach of the Basic Law. This [Zhao's death] is the Chinese Communist Party's affair.' Basic Law Article 73 sets out the functions ...

  6. Basic Law co-author calls for Article 23 white bill

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Pressure mounted on the government to carry out another round of public consultation on the draft Article 23 legislation yesterday after an architect of the Basic Law called for a white bill. Albert Chen Hung-yee, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong and a member of the Basic Law Committee, suggested the government temporarily withdraw the blue bill and issue a white ...

  7. New look at security bill in September

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... 1 mass protest against the government and the legislation. While saying the government was willing to listen to legislators' views, Mr Tong said it would adhere to the five basic criteria outlined by Mr Tung during his July 17 media briefing, including the government's stance that it has a duty to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law. 'The consultation will be based ...

  8. Lawmaker vows to challenge term law

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Gary Cheung, Ambrose Leung and Klaudia Lee Albert Chan's decision appears to make interpretation of Basic Law inevitable An interpretation of the Basic Law by the nation's top ... Elsie Leung Oi-sie said Hong Kong's courts must ask the Standing Committee for an interpretation before making judgment if they were interpreting provisions of the Basic Law that concerned ...

  9. UN is urged to press Beijing over ruling

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A United Nations committee has been urged to both question mainland officials over its decision to interpret the Basic Law and condemn the Hong Kong government for seeking ... governments, Mr To told delegates yesterday. 'The intervention of the mainland in Hong Kong affairs violates the 'high degree of autonomy' provided by the Basic Law and impinges ...

  10. Hopes for freedom float upon a sea of political discontent

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... their own amid fears that their rights will be curbed by the legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law. When almost 10 per cent of a population noted for its political indifference hit ...




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