Basic Law Committee

Li Fei promoted to be new chairman of Basic Law Committee

Li Fei: stepping up. Photo: Xinhua

Li, who has a legal background, is expected to take up a major role in the forthcoming debate on Hong Kong's political reform, which will set out the rules for the 2016 Legislative Council election and for the selection of the chief executive in 2017 by universal suffrage.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 5:02am

Heavyweight Elsie Leung defends idea of primary race for top job

Elsie Leung Oi-sie. Photo: Simon Song

The deputy director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee and a National People's Congress (NPC) deputy, made the remarks in Beijing after Ming Pao newspaper cited a source saying a primary may be held for the next leadership race.

11 Mar 2013 - 8:59am 3 comments

Veteran Maria Tam rules out Basic Law Committee role for Stephen Lam

Maria Tam Wai-chu. Photo: May Tse

Former constitutional minister Stephen Lam Sui-lung will not replace Elsie Leung Oi-sie as deputy director of the Basic Law Committee as had been rumoured, veteran committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu said.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am