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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... in accordance with the law. “The laws that are enforced in Hong Kong are Hong Kong laws, not foreign laws,” he told reporters. The Apple Daily newspaper said police had provided Snowden with a safe ... Snowden, however, could claim political asylum. Under article six of the treaty, extradition should be refused for “an offence of a political character”. Legal sources in Hong Kong say Snowden has ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BASIC LAW

    Article 23 law is an obligation, says China expert

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Geping, a member of the Basic Law Committee, told the South China Morning Post on Monday that passing the national security law required under Article 23 of Hong Kong's Basic Law ... precedent if Beijing allowed Hong Kong to introduce universal suffrage without passing the national security law under Article 23. "It would undermine the authority of the central government ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Mainland Chinese legislation 'no substitute' for Article 23

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... against the legislative intent of Article 23, which stipulated that Hong Kong "shall enact laws on its own" to prohibit treason, subversion and other acts. "In fact the State ... Most of the issues involved in Article 23 are covered by the Criminal Law on the mainland. The Chinese Criminal Law is not applicable in Hong Kong as Hong Kong already has its own." ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL SECURITY

    Hong Kong 'will follow path of Libya' without Article 23 law: pro-Beijing group

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com HK 'faces fate of Libya' without Article 23 law "Traitors" would seize power in Hong Kong and turn the city into a base for promoting secession if the city is not "protected" by a national security law based on Article 23 of the Basic Law, said a pro-Beijing group at a protest march yesterday. About 40 people from ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Article 23 national security law not a priority for Hong Kong: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Stuart Lau, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... soon be back on the agenda, despite a call in Beijing for it to be implemented. Lam said there was no urgent need to legislate under Article 23 of the Basic Law, which requires Hong Kong ... the local judiciary could handle the barracks case under local laws, and there was no need for an Article 23 law. Earlier this month, Peter Wong Man-kong, a local deputy to the National ...

  6. Business - Money

    China shares fall in sharp reversal, Hang Seng slips

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:28pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Apple suppliers hit by disappointed quarterly revenue results Hong Kong shares slipped for a second-straight day on Thursday, falling further away from chart resistance that had stymied ... profit on recent outperformers, triggering a sharp intra-day reversal that left benchmark indexes vulnerable to further losses in the near term. Weakness in mainland markets dragged on Hong Kong ...

  7. Regina Ip says a tearful farewell to HK

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... time when handling the controversial National Security Bill under Article 23 of the Basic Law. Mrs Ip said when her resignation was announced last month, after a protest over the proposed security laws by 500,000 people on July 1, that she was leaving for personal reasons. She regretted that work to implement the Article 23 proposals had not been completed. ...

  8. Voices of opposition

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... to take action tomorrow. Ten sixth formers came together last week to form an action group called Hong Kong Secondary Students Concerning Article 23 Legislation Union, calling on teenagers across ... to the proposed Article 23 legislation. Article 23 of the Basic Law is implemented by drafting the National Security Bill, which will specify acts endangering national security. It is to be passed ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must stand its ground against resurrection of Article 23

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by Albert Cheng

    ... ground against the resurrection of Article 23 Basic Law Committee member and law professor at Peking University Rao Geping said at a recent political forum in Hong Kong that the nominating ... that some mainland academics wanted the mainland's national security laws applied in Hong Kong until the city enacted Article 23. If national security laws were applied here, it would send ...

  10. 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 ...




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