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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ... of the city's first democratic chief executive election in 2017, Leung said: "The Basic Law simply does not state the term 'international standards'." He made the remarks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... future' Patriotism and basic law 'non-negotiable' Failure to comply with the Basic Law and the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong would amount to turning the city into an independent political entity, a top mainland official told lawmakers yesterday. The warning was issued by Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, at a seminar on reform in Shenzhen, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578540/basic-law-chief-backs-making-2017-hopefuls-get-majority-support
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing warns it will not tolerate 'foreign meddling' in city's election

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:53pm by Peter So

    ... to gain a foothold in China. "Some people ignore the Basic Law provisions and the long-term interest of Hong Kong to collude with foreign powers in an attempt to interfere [with] ... in accordance with the city's mini-constitution, he said. A law professor at the University of Hong Kong, Albert Chen Hung-yee, who is also a member of the Basic Law Committee, said the definition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581942/beijing-warns-it-will-not-tolerate-foreign-meddling-citys-election
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must 'strictly follow' basic law in electoral reform

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 08:04pm by Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung Chief executive and senior officials summoned to Shenzhen for unscheduled meeting, where they are told to strictly follow the Basic Law NPC chief in talks with C.Y.on reform A top Beijing official told Hong Kong officials they must "strictly follow" the Basic Law in working out their electoral reform proposal when he unexpectedly summoned them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central poll should be taken seriously, says mainland Basic Law expert

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 07:06pm by Adrian Wan, Gary Cheung

    ... Adrian Wan and Gary Cheung in Beijing Take Occupy poll seriously, Basic Law expert advises A mainland academic who advises the central government on Hong Kong affairs has urged the Hong Kong and central governments to take seriously the huge turnout for the unofficial referendum on electoral reform. Rao Geping, a member of the Basic Law Committee, said the public vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540424/occupy-central-poll-should-be-taken-seriously-urges-mainland-basic
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Basic Law Committee member urges middle path deal between different parties

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Beijing is likely to accept a compromise between pan-democrats and government-friendly parties, says Basic Law Committee member Middle path deal urged ... candidates in the 2017 race, a Basic Law Committee member says. Barrister Johnny Mok Shiu-luen says if the two sides forge a consensus on the nominating committee, it appears "likely" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504540/hong-kong-basic-law-committee-member-urges-middle-path-deal-between
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466590/hong-kong-should-adopt-national-security-law-until-own-version-ready
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New drive to find middle way on 2017 election

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Tanna Chong, FANNY FUNG

    ... as inconsistent with the Basic Law- should be considered a must for a free and fair poll. The survey will be organised by academics, former lawmakers and Centaline property agency boss Shih Wing-ching. ... group's mission reflects a divide in the pan-democratic camp. Many consider public nomination crucial and fear the nominating committee specified in the Basic Law will "filter" out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520099/new-drive-find-middle-way-2017-election
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats risk being marginalised after alliance pushes on with campaign

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung But analyst says alliance will remain divided after it decides to push on with 2017 campaign Democrats risk being marginalised The Democratic Party may be marginalised after the Alliance for True Democracy, a grouping of 26 lawm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517487/hk-democratic-party-risks-being-marginalised
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Bar Association rejects public nomination for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:11pm by tanna.chong@scmp.com

    ... hopefuls when the city elects its leader for the first time. It says the Basic Law is clear that only a nominating committee can pick candidates, despite claims by some pan-democrats that public ... "The explicit language of Article 45(2) of the Basic Law does not envisage nominating other than by the [committee]. Likewise … [the clause] rules out a nominating committee consisting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499245/nominating-committee-only-approach-chief-executives-job-says-bar

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