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
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
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
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 contemplated16 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
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
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