National People's Congress deputies from Hong Kong are thinking of renewing a call for the national legislature to examine how the Basic Law is being implemented. Tung Chee-hwa's reported resignation will be a dominant talking point, mostly on the sidelines of the meeting, and some delegates will push for a tougher stance over the Diaoyu Islands dispute with Japan. Hong Kong deputy Peter Wong Man-kwong said he might forward a motion on expanding the Basic Law Committee's terms of reference under the NPC Standing Committee to include examining how it was being implemented. He said it was necessary to examine whether the Legislative Council had gone beyond its powers. He referred to the debate on a motion expressing regret and discontent after the national legislature ruled out universal suffrage in 2007. The Basic Law Committee is now restricted to advising the NPC Standing Committee on interpretations and amendments, the extent to which national laws are applicable in Hong Kong and whether laws passed by Legco conform with the Basic Law. Mr Wong made a failed attempt at last year's session to secure the backing of 30 deputies to submit a motion urging the Standing Committee to set up a permanent body to examine the enforcement of the city's mini-constitution since the handover. Pro-Beijing politicians have called for a review of the Basic Law's implementation since one drafter, the late Xiao Weiyun , told a forum in Hong Kong in January last year that no-confidence votes against principal officials breached the Basic Law. Raymond Wu Wai-yung, another Hong Kong deputy, said enforcement of the Basic Law in the past year had been far from satisfactory. He said many legislators repeatedly challenged the bottom line of 'one country, two systems', citing pro-democracy lawmakers' silent tribute to former Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang in January. Meanwhile, David Chu Yu-lin, another Hong Kong delegate, will submit a proposal urging Beijing to demand that Tokyo drops its claims to the Diaoyus and apologise for atrocities committed during the war. Fellow Hong Kong deputies Priscilla Lau Pui-king and Ma Fung-kwok said they supported the proposal. Ms Lau said she would urge the central government to encourage more mainland enterprises to list on Hong Kong's stock market.