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  1. Legal interpretation

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Xinhua has quoted a distinguished legal expert, Shao Tianren, as saying that this statement had been taken out of context, misinterpreted and contorted. According to Mr Shao, the Foreign Ministry ... requirements than those spelled out in the Basic Law. But now, it seems, Chinese legal experts such as Mr Shao and Xiao Weiyun wish to add other requirements. Whether Hong Kong adopts universal ...

  2. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Basic Law from Beijing. Legal experts agree the rule of law remains intact and is something Hongkongers can be proud of. However, they are divided on the significance of those interpretations ... from legal experts in Beijing and culminated in the Hong Kong government asking the committee to interpret parts of the Basic Law already ruled on by the court- a move that led to hundreds ...

  3. Courts and Legco 'can't interpret Basic Law'

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Mainland law scholar says legal system is subservient to the mini-constitution The Basic Law does not give courts the power to strike down legislation, nor does it allow confidence votes in the legislature on ministers, a visiting legal expert from the mainland said yesterday. The power to interpret the Basic Law rested with the Standing Committee of the National ...

  4. Law amended, not interpreted: Bar chief

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... against the government since the interpretation had imposed a legal obligation on it to compile such a report. It was wrong to 'legalise' a political issue, he said. Barrister ... Klaudia Lee Lawyers said the NPC Standing Committee had amended the Basic Law, not interpreted it, and agreed it had placed a new hurdle in the way of constitutional reform. Hong Kong Bar ...

  5. HK courts 'can interpret Basic Law'

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong's courts have the right to strike down any legislation in breach of the Basic Law, despite what mainland legal expert Xiao Weiyun says, the head of the Hong Kong ... did not give Hong Kong courts any such power, adding that the power to interpret the Basic Law rested with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. But in an interview ...

  6. Government to seek Basic Law interpretation

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  7. NPC begins deliberations on Basic Law interpretation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing The National People's Congress Standing Committee begins deliberations today on a draft interpretation of key electoral provisions in the Basic Law. Beijing said yesterday the interpretation was aimed at ensuring the Basic Law would be 'correctly understood and implemented'. The interpretation covers two articles in Annex I and Annex II ...

  8. NPC urged to interpret poll rules

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... that the government would not seek such an interpretation. Another speaker, Chen Sixi, vice-director of the working committee of Legal Affairs of the National People's Congress, acknowledged that diverse ... Klaudia Lee State Council adviser calls for ruling on chief executive election procedures A senior member of a State Council think-tank yesterday called for an interpretation of the Basic ...

  9. Legal fight that divides us

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interpretation of 'ordinarily resident', she argued. Yet this raises the question of what legal grounds the government would have to seek an interpretation from the National People's ... He said the government did not have legal grounds to seek an interpretation as the issue did not relate to the responsibility of the central government or the relationship between Hong Kong ...

  10. Get Beijing ruling over maids, says Regina Ip

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to silence the court and undermine the rule of law. They also questioned what legal grounds the government would have in seeking an interpretation from the National People's Congress, ... mini-constitution. Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, quoting Basic Law provisions, said the government did not have legal grounds to seek an interpretation as the issue did not relate ...




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