Preparatory Committee

Kudos for PTA's behind the scenes workers

Those attending the first annual general meeting of the Li Cheng Uk Government Primary School's (afternoon) Parent- Teacher Association (PTA) received high praise.

Tuesday, 25 November, 1997, 12:00am

Attempts to change poll bill face defeat

Rules governing next year's election are unlikely to face major challenges, despite attempts to amend the Legislative Council Bill.

By the midnight deadline yesterday, at least 20 proposals from 12 provisional legislators had been submitted.

Proposals understood to breach the Preparatory Committee's decision on the formation of the first legislature are included.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Legitimacy of legislature beyond any doubt

Establishing the Provisional Legislative Council (PLC) was not only an important measure to ensure Hong Kong's smooth transition, but it was also based on sufficient legal principles.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Work of Preparatory Committee to end with start of SAR

The work of the Preparatory Committee will be finished when the Special Administrative Region comes into being and it will be wound up, Mr Qian said. A meeting would be held to announce this 'after July 1', he explained.

17 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Poll consultation 'misses target'

Few people are aware public consultation was carried out on the election of the first SAR legislature, a survey says.

None of the respondents to the survey had filed suggestions on the election to the Preparatory Committee's secretariat.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Apathy has won the day

Despite the far-reaching implications for the post-handover political scene, the dismal public response to the consultation exercise on the first legislature elections by the Preparatory Committee is both ironic and worrying.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Proportional system wins vote of DAB

A major pro-Beijing party yesterday backed calls for a proportional representation system to return the 20 directly elected members of the first Special Autonomous Region legislature next year.

24 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

SAR consultation

The Preparatory Committee today kicks off a month-long public consultation on the formation method of the Special Administrative Region's first legislature.

1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Urgent need for electoral decision

The Basic Law does not refer to the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) nor the provisional legislature in relation to electoral arrangements for the first Legislative Council.

26 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Preparatory Committee sets out rules for laws

THE Preparatory Committee's yesterday resolution set out the principles under which existing laws would apply after the changeover.

2 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Shameful push to diminish human rights

The Alliance of Hong Kong Chinese in the United States (AHKCUS) is extremely alarmed by the recent proposals by the Preparatory Committee legal sub-group that Articles 3, 4 and 5 of Part 1 of Hong Kong's Bill of Rights should be repealed and/or modified. The group is also concerned about the proposal that the Public Order Ordinance and the Societies Ordinance be repealed.

28 Jan 1997 - 12:00am


I refer to your article on page one on January 6.

I wish to correct a wrong statement that you made, alleging that I said that the 'provisional legislature could not pass laws before the handover even if its status was consolidated'.

9 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Ethics guidelines criticised

Proposed ethics guidelines for Selection Committee members were criticised last night as inadequate.

The rules, put forward by a Preparatory Committee sub-group, would disqualify any members who had received benefits from chief executive candidates.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Confusion over the right to residency

The Preparatory Committee has put forward two proposals concerning the status of Hong Kong residents returning to the territory after settling in another country and acquiring a foreign passport.

22 Oct 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