A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Photo: EPA-EFE A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ronald Chiu
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Ronald Chiu

Hong Kong’s Basic Law is a constitution with Chinese characteristics, and not meant to lead to democracy

  • Ronald Chiu says the Basic Law only constrains the rights of Hongkongers and puts no limits on Beijing’s authority – and that’s why it must be replaced

A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Photo: EPA-EFE A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
A book published by Hong Kong University Press introducing the Hong Kong Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution, during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Ronald Chiu

Ronald Chiu

Ronald Chiu is a student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. Other than writing, his interests include the criminal law, conservation, and the history of communism.