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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Absolutist pan-democrats risk another NPC interpretation

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beware the NPC interpretation The idea of opening the chief executive nomination to every voter sounds great on paper. Another is to let everyone have a say ... of an interpretation of the Basic Law relevant to universal suffrage by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. In 2004, fresh from our victory at shelving the Article 23 internal ...

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    An NPC interpretation is not the answer to Hong Kong's immigration problems

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... interpretation. The government had agreed that the invocation of it in a 1999 NPC Standing Committee interpretation did not make it binding generally as part of the interpretation. The government has now ... issues to the NPC Standing Committee, a non-judicial body which may take liberties with the Basic Law text. The Standing Committee would be asked to offer an interpretation of the entire Article ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Devil in the detail of government's case for interpretation

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... their duty- if they don't use their strongest weapon, an NPC Standing Committee interpretation. The top court is, of course, perfectly free to refuse their request. But the government is being ... lawyers can and should restrict their court request for an NPC interpretation to just that. But no, they want an NPC interpretation that involves the whole of the Article, which also deals ...

  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 ... submitted a report on reform to the NPC. It is the first time the chairman of the nation's top legislature has travelled to Shenzhen to give instructions on political reform to Hong Kong ...

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    How should Basic Law be 'interpreted' for the times?

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says the central government's apparent unwillingness to amend the Basic Law leaves us stuck with 'interpretations' Legal limbo The Hong Kong government's request for the Court of Final Appeal to consider asking the National People's Congress Standing Committee for a clarification of the committee's 1999 interpretation of the Basic ...

  6. No need for NPC to interpret Law: new legal chief

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... there should be no more need [for the NPC] to interpret the Basic Law- none of us would like to see another Basic Law interpretation. I will try my best to avoid the need for us to seek another ... the rule of law and avoid seeking any more interpretations of the Basic Law by Beijing. The 41-year-old senior barrister also said he would not blindly adopt the views of mainland legal experts, ...

  7. NPC urged to interpret poll rules

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

    ... neither the composition of the committee nor the nominating procedure. 'This needs the NPC Standing Committee to give an interpretation and spell out the rule.' Speaking on the sidelines ... 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 ...

  8. NPC begins deliberations on Basic Law interpretation

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

    ... the interpretation was necessary 'to ensure the Basic Law is correctly understood and implemented'. Tsang Tak-sing, a Hong Kong deputy to the NPC invited to sit in on the meeting, said the draft ... 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 ...

  9. NPC law group agrees on interpretation draft

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing and Jimmy Cheung A subcommittee of the National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday agreed on a draft interpretation of the Basic Law covering Hong Kong's constitutional reform. Yang Jingyu, chairman of the Law Committee under the NPC Standing Committee, said the 24-member group had recommended the Standing Committee endorse the draft ...

  10. NPC interpretation not a done deal

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing We'll have to wait and see whether it's necessary, says adviser to congress It is not inevitable that the NPC Standing Committee will interpret the Basic ... central government] hopes that there's no need for the NPC Standing Committee to carry out an interpretation,' said Dr Wu, of the Basic Law Committee. He said Beijing saw resolving ...




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