Whether Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, prevents Beijing’s liaison office from becoming involved in the city’s internal affairs has been a hotly debated topic in the past week. Photo: AP Whether Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, prevents Beijing’s liaison office from becoming involved in the city’s internal affairs has been a hotly debated topic in the past week. Photo: AP
Whether Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, prevents Beijing’s liaison office from becoming involved in the city’s internal affairs has been a hotly debated topic in the past week. Photo: AP

Hong Kong in midst of tussle over ‘tricky’ relationship between liaison office, Basic Law, and daily running of the city

  • Long-held belief that Article 22 of city’s mini-constitution prevented involvement in day-to-day governance now the subject of hot debate
  • British push to change article’s language back in 1989 suggests they foresaw the possibility of just such a debate

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Whether Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, prevents Beijing’s liaison office from becoming involved in the city’s internal affairs has been a hotly debated topic in the past week. Photo: AP Whether Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, prevents Beijing’s liaison office from becoming involved in the city’s internal affairs has been a hotly debated topic in the past week. Photo: AP
Whether Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, prevents Beijing’s liaison office from becoming involved in the city’s internal affairs has been a hotly debated topic in the past week. Photo: AP
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