The central government confers the powers of administration, lawmaking and judiciary, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said. Photo: Xinhua The central government confers the powers of administration, lawmaking and judiciary, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said. Photo: Xinhua
The central government confers the powers of administration, lawmaking and judiciary, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said. Photo: Xinhua

Hong Kong Basic Law

No ‘separation of powers’ in Hong Kong, Beijing agencies say, adding Deng Xiaoping spelled out stance in 1987

  • Hong Kong has an executive-led governance system, under which checks and balances are provided among different government branches, they say
  • Row over the issue erupted recently after the phrase ‘separation of powers’ was removed from liberal studies textbooks

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
The central government confers the powers of administration, lawmaking and judiciary, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said. Photo: Xinhua The central government confers the powers of administration, lawmaking and judiciary, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said. Photo: Xinhua
The central government confers the powers of administration, lawmaking and judiciary, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said. Photo: Xinhua
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