A child waves Hong Kong and Chinese flags at the People’s Liberation Army’s Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong on July 8, 2017. The PLA open day was part of celebrations to mark 20 years since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from Britain to China. Photo: EPA A child waves Hong Kong and Chinese flags at the People’s Liberation Army’s Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong on July 8, 2017. The PLA open day was part of celebrations to mark 20 years since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from Britain to China. Photo: EPA
A child waves Hong Kong and Chinese flags at the People’s Liberation Army’s Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong on July 8, 2017. The PLA open day was part of celebrations to mark 20 years since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from Britain to China. Photo: EPA

Letters | Hong Kong’s Basic Law does not see the city as a colony of China

  • Article 22 of the Basic Law does not expressly exclude institutions established before 1997 from its ambit
  • Articles 1 and 2 are not clearly defined, and can raise questions about whether autonomy takes precedence over Hong Kong’s status as a special administrative region of China

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
A child waves Hong Kong and Chinese flags at the People’s Liberation Army’s Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong on July 8, 2017. The PLA open day was part of celebrations to mark 20 years since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from Britain to China. Photo: EPA A child waves Hong Kong and Chinese flags at the People’s Liberation Army’s Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong on July 8, 2017. The PLA open day was part of celebrations to mark 20 years since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from Britain to China. Photo: EPA
A child waves Hong Kong and Chinese flags at the People’s Liberation Army’s Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong on July 8, 2017. The PLA open day was part of celebrations to mark 20 years since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from Britain to China. Photo: EPA
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