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Hong Kong Provisional Legislature Election

Legislature in place by Christmas

THE provisional legislature will be in operation before Christmas, according to Chen Ziying Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office.

Sunday, 6 October, 1996, 12:00am

Support of 100 vital for run at top post

Candidates for chief executive will have to be nominated by at least 100 Selection Committee members under a proposal to be put to the Preparatory Committee.

However, the proposals formulated by the committee's secretariat and to be discussed by a sub-group today or tomorrow, do not indicate whether the nominees' identity will be disclosed.

4 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Selection process will not be very meaningful

In your report on August 13, you said that I would 'consult' my constituents on whether to join the Selection Committee.

Your report is mistaken, so please allow me to correct it here.

I will not be joining the Selection Committee for two reasons.

Firstly, the committee is to select the first chief executive.

24 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Vote in Bar debate

The Bar Council last night unanimously decided to hold an extraordinary general meeting next month to vote on whether barristers should join the Selection Committee.

2 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Selection process must have credibility

It does not constitute a violation of the Basic Law to form a provisional legislature before holding the first elections of the Special Administrative Region. It will be a violation, however, if the legislature is appointed.

The provisional legislature cannot be formed by the kind of elections specified in the Basic Law for the first legislative council of the SAR.

9 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Casting light on powers of shadow legislature

Much has been said over the past couple of years about the legality and necessity, or the lack of both, of China's appointment of a provisional legislature for its future Hong Kong SAR.

11 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Selectors told to back post-97 Legco ousting

Candidates for the Selection Committee should declare their support for the provisional legislature, according to a group of professionals.

The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Participation of Engineers in Society will put the proposal to the Preparatory Committee on Saturday.

9 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Urgent steps needed to rebuild confidence

Hong Kong people's confidence in the 'one country, two systems' concept has been badly damaged by recent developments. Urgent steps are needed to repair it.

The British Government should stop pushing for a through train, and stop questioning the legality or necessity for a provisional legislature.

4 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Crucial year for a smooth transition

THE Legislative Council is taking a breather from the hectic schedule of panel meetings, bills committees, sub-committees, motion debates and policy questions that haven't seemed to stop since the new council was sworn in just over two months ago.

Mind you, as I run into colleagues hurrying from one meeting to another it feels more like a year has passed.

21 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Panel to stay until '98

CHINA'S powerful Preparatory Committee, to be set up in January to oversee the handover, is likely to remain in place until at least early 1998.

It will only be disbanded after Hong Kong's first post-1997 legislature is established, according to local Preliminary Working Committee (PWC) member Professor Lau Siu-kai.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

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