Provisional Legislature

Joy at end of 'dark age'

The United Front Against the Provisional Legislature will kick off a series of events today 'celebrating' the last session of the interim body this week.

The activists plan to stage a protest outside the council building this afternoon.

Monday, 6 April, 1998, 12:00am

Legality of Provisional legislature

Tung Chee-hwa was confident yesterday of winning the legal challenge.

'Hong Kong is a society of the rule of law but it is also a society in which everybody can speak up, that is our strength.

'These are the issues being challenged and the court will decide what is right and I am very confident that we'll win these cases,' he said.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Challenge to Provisional Legislature welcomed

Anthony Chow and Christopher Chan welcomed the Democratic Party's planned legal challenge to the provisional legislature.

Mr Chow said a court decision would help remove uncertainty.

'The Law Society thinks that the earlier the challenge, the better,' he said.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Provisional legislature

Almost one-third of the 25 members of the public who attended yesterday's meeting were from pro-China political parties. At least six seats were given to incumbent district board members and two to the assistants of provisional legislators. The meeting at the Hua Xia Art Centre was the first of the three plenums to be open to the public.

23 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Fanning the flames

In her new role as president of the provisional legislature, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai is poised to strive towards a better international standing for the Special Administrative Region's 60-strong interim law-making body.

28 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Shower of Basic Law booklets

PROVISIONAL legislature members leaving for Shenzhen yesterday morning were bid farewell by demonstrators in a peculiar fashion - with booklets of the Basic Law.

26 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Perk for provisional body

Newly selected members of the Provisional Legislature - still celebrating their appointments to the body - could be in for further good news, according to a prominent tax authority.

The appointees to the fledgling mainland-backed legislature could now be in line for a tax holiday on earnings for work they perform up to the handover.

20 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Voicing concerns in professional manner

China's case on the Provisional Legislature (PL) boils down to two basic points. First, that the PL is necessary, because the through train has broken down and there is no better alternative.

27 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Selection Committee should have single task

It would be unwise of China to allow the Selection Committee (SC) to be tarnished with the same brush as the Provisional Legislature (PL).

The Basic Law via Annex I says that the first Chief Executive (CE) shall be selected according to National People's Congress (NPC) Decision, April 4, 1990.

Hence, the selection method is part of the Basic Law.

19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am