People walk past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags after celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, on July 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters People walk past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags after celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, on July 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters
People walk past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags after celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, on July 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters
Matthew Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

Matthew Cheung

Understanding how China’s constitution relates to Hong Kong’s Basic Law is key to accurately grasping ‘one country, two systems’

  • Without the constitution, the Basic Law and the HKSAR would not have existed. It has also provided the basis for the implementation of ‘one country, two systems’, thus playing a key role in maintaining our long-term prosperity and stability

People walk past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags after celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, on July 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters People walk past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags after celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, on July 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters
People walk past the Chinese and Hong Kong flags after celebrations commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, on July 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Matthew Cheung

Matthew Cheung

Matthew Cheung Kin-chung is chief secretary of Hong Kong.