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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Controversy as schools told to 'deepen understanding' of Basic Law

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Law The Education Bureau is under fire after stressing the need to "deepen understanding" of the Basic Law and "one country, two systems" in its latest curriculum guide ... their understanding of the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems' policy, and build up their recognition of national identity." Tuesday's white paper has received international ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    White paper ignores non-interference principle of Basic Law

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by LETTERS

    ... White paper ignores non-interference principle of Basic Law I refer to the letter from the Chief Executive's Office (" White paper reflects existing constitutional arrangements ", June 18). Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will recall when we were colleagues on the Basic Law Consultative Committee and the strong support given to what I called the "Four Corners ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Democracy is no escape from a ruling elite

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Basic Law offers same checks and balances as any democratic system Democracy is no escape from a ruling elite British writer Joseph Conrad, remembered for great novels ... for broad public participation, the ruled can have their say at the ballot box once in a while to penalise ruling elites who did their job badly or abused public interest. Hong Kong's Basic Law ...

  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" ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Chief executive who opposed central government would be threat to national security, says Basic Law head

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 05:45pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Basic Law Committee chief warns national security would be compromised CE hopefuls 'must not confront Beijing' Basic Law Committee ... pan-democrats want the public to nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive election. But the central government insists this is inconsistent with the Basic Law, saying candidates should be named ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying issues reminder on 24th anniversary of Basic Law promulgation

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com All reform proposals must remain within mini-constitution's framework: Leung CY issues reminder on Basic Law anniversary Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday said he hoped the public would put forward political reform proposals that lay within the framework of the Basic Law, as he commemorated 24 years since the city's ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As the government has shown, Basic Law text is open to interpretation

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:23pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says previous controversies have shown that the Basic Law text is open to interpretation, no matter what officials might tell us today Word power The government's enthusiasm for closely following the wording of the Basic Law on universal suffrage is easy to understand. The law's apparent requirement that candidates for chief executive ...




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