Shen Chunyao is the new head of the Basic Law committees in Hong Kong and Macau. Photo: Simon Song

Hong Kong’s new top Basic Law official: the bureaucrat involved in drafting recent amendments to China’s constitution

Shen Chunyao’s appointment could signal greater scrutiny of whether Hong Kong laws are aligned with the national constitution

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Shen Chunyao is the new head of the Basic Law committees in Hong Kong and Macau. Photo: Simon Song
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.