Among the basic principles set by those drafting the Basic Law pre-1997 was that Hong Kong could be never be fully autonomous. Photo: Sun Yeung Among the basic principles set by those drafting the Basic Law pre-1997 was that Hong Kong could be never be fully autonomous. Photo: Sun Yeung
Among the basic principles set by those drafting the Basic Law pre-1997 was that Hong Kong could be never be fully autonomous. Photo: Sun Yeung

Hong Kong legal expert salutes mammoth undertaking from Beijing legal team to comb through every Hong Kong law for 1997 handover

  • Zhang Yong challenges what he calls enduring misconceptions surrounding the 1997 handover at the Basic Law 30th Anniversary Legal Summit
  • Vice-chairman of the Basic Law Committee lays out the painstaking preparations made ahead of Hong Kong’s return to China

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Among the basic principles set by those drafting the Basic Law pre-1997 was that Hong Kong could be never be fully autonomous. Photo: Sun Yeung Among the basic principles set by those drafting the Basic Law pre-1997 was that Hong Kong could be never be fully autonomous. Photo: Sun Yeung
Among the basic principles set by those drafting the Basic Law pre-1997 was that Hong Kong could be never be fully autonomous. Photo: Sun Yeung
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