Sino-British Joint Liaison Group

Basic Law Institute to seek access to classified pre-handover UK papers on right of abode

Basic Law Institute chairman Alan Hoo. Photo: David Wong

The head of the Basic Law Institute will fly to London in April to lobby members of parliament to disclose classified documents he says could shed light on Hong Kong's right of abode laws.

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JLG talks

The last Sino-British Joint Liaison Group meeting will be held today at Government House. The group began meetings in 1985.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Fund auditor picked

Britain and China have chosen Price Waterhouse to audit the statements of assets and liabilities of the Hong Kong Exchange Fund.

The Sino-British Joint Liaison Group said Price Waterhouse was chosen to audit fund statements as at March 31 and June 30.

24 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

JLG smooths bumpy road

Despite occasional hiccups, Chinese and British negotiators thrashing out the details of Hong Kong's transition have managed to produce several major accords on issues that had been long stalled.

13 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Air services agreement with the Philppines

A NEW air services agreement with the Philippines is the last remaining one to be secured before the handover of Hong Kong to China.

Nineteen agreements have been secured to date, and although approval from the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG) is still needed for several of them, the Philippine deal is the last that needs to be drawn up in order for flights to continue.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

PLA role questioned

LEGISLATORS' questions about the future People's Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong went unanswered yesterday.

Secretary for Security Peter Lai Hing-ling said only that the PLA deployment would be an item of discussion in the next Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG) meeting.

30 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

In the air

UNITED STATES Transport Secretary Federico Pena will sign an aviation agreement in Hong Kong this week on opening up air traffic to American companies. The agreement, subject to approval by the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group, will straddle 1997.

5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

A slow taxi to take-off in 1998

OCTOBER 11, 1989: Governor Sir David Wilson announces a plan to build a new airport at Chek Lap Kok. OCTOBER 15, 1990: Experts from China and Britain begin marathon talks in an effort to secure endorsement of the mammoth project. SEPTEMBER 3, 1991: The Memorandum of Understanding is signed by the British and Chinese governments, giving firm support to the airport and its associated railway.

1 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

JLG talks off to 'good start'

THE first day of the latest talks between China and Britain got off to a good start yesterday, according to the British team leader of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG), Hugh Davies.

He made his comments after about five hours of talks at the JLG plenary session, but he would not give further details.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

SAR passport talks call

LEGISLATORS are calling for a meeting with Chinese officials to discuss the future Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.

They want to know more about discussions between Beijing and London on the issue in the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG).

10 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

JLG members seek to clear clogged agenda

THE Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG) is expected to find ways to speed up work when it meets in London on Wednesday.

Chinese officials, led by new team leader Zhao Jihua, are likely to give a positive response to a proposal by the British head Hugh Davies to improve the operation of the JLG, which faces a backlog of outstanding issues.

8 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Lawyers told to speak up on court bill

THE Law Society's president has warned members that failing to give their opinions of the draft bill for the Court of Final Appeal will be regarded as acceptance of recommendations made by the society's council.

29 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Qian in hope for progress at talks

CHINESE Vice-Premier Qian Qichen is confident that next week's talks with British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd on Hong Kong will make progress if London adopts even the slightest degree of co-operation.

Mr Qian and Mr Hurd are due to meet in New York during the United Nations General Assembly in about a month.

27 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Military sites talks extended

SINO-BRITISH talks on the handover of Hong Kong's military sites enter their sixth day today as the two sides try to wrap up the seven-year-tussle in the current session.

The talks, which have no deadline, were extended on Friday after defence experts from the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group concluded the scheduled three-day session without a deal.

17 May 1994 - 12:00am

Slow law review attacked

THE Government yesterday called on China to speed up examination of proposals on the localisation of colonial laws to avoid a legal vacuum after 1997.

16 Oct 1993 - 12:00am