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Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany

Small-house grant elevated to constitutional right under Basic Law

I am alarmed that the person tipped to be our next chief secretary could have suggested that the small-house policy is a welfare system and an overhaul is required ('End small-house policy, says Lam', June 14).

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

Union leader defends knowledge of Basic Law

The head of a senior civil service union has rejected claims that staff knowledge of the Basic Law is insufficient.

However, an academic said the chief executive should announce new initiatives to boost civil servants' patriotism after a state leader stressed the need to raise awareness of the mini-constitution.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Study likely to stir controversy, not settle it

Set against a looming row over constitutional reform, the move by a central government think-tank to reconstruct the so-called legislative intent of the city's political structure in the Basic Law could become a recipe for more controversy.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Factors to be considered, as quoted in Tung Chee-hwa's report to the NPC Standing Committee yesterday

1 The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in examining the direction and pace of its constitutional development, must pay heed to the views of the central authorities

2 Any proposed amendments must comply with the provisions of the Basic Law. Amendments of the design and principle of the political structure prescribed in the Basic Law must not be lightly contemplated

16 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Rewrite of Basic Law 'not needed' for reforms

Changes to Hong Kong's political system do not require amendments to the Basic Law, according to a mainland legal expert.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

No fast track for democracy

Officials have ruled out a quicker pace for democracy, saying it will take seven more years for the community to come up with a 'mature view'.

A new law is being drafted on the election of the chief executive in 2002, with the hope of introducing it to the Legislative Council by the middle of next year.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am