News Update

Year 2004

July

21/07/2004: UK Six-monthly report to Parliament on Hong Kong(Link to British Consulate-General Hong Kong website)

12/07/2004: Synergynet: Performance of Hong Kong Institutions of Governance (Link to Synergynet website)

03/07/2004: HKSARG's response to remarks made by Taiwan authorities on rally (Link to Government website)(2 Jul 2004)

03/07/2004: HKSAR Government responds to US House Resolution (Link to Government website)(2 Jul 2004)

02/07/2004: July 1 March Summary

02/07/2004: US States Department supports HK democracy

02/07/2004: Christine Loh's Newsletter: New Social Movement(1 Jul 2004)

02/07/2004: CE delivers statement on 7.1 rally (Link to Government website)(1 Jul 2004)

02/07/2004: CE addresses HKSAR seventh anniversary reception (Link to Government website)(1 Jul 2004)

02/07/2004: European Commission Annual Report on Hong Kong 2003 (30 Jun 2004)

02/07/2004: Patten says Hong Kong should have bigger say in own affairs (30 Jun 2004)

June

30/06/2004: Question on measures introduced in response to demands of participants of last year's July 1 march in the Legislative Council (June 30) (Link to Government website)

30/06/2004: HKSARG's response to European Commission's Report on HKSAR 2003 (Link to Government website)

30/06/2004: The Project for the New American Century & The U.S. Committee for Hong Kong: Statement in Support of the People of Hong Kong (29 Jun 2004)

30/06/2004: Asian Human Rights Commission: Hong Kong marches for democracy, stability and prosperity on July 1 (Link to AHRC website)

30/06/2004: Amnesty International Hong Kong: Threats to freedom of expression in Hong Kong in the debate over the introduction of greater democracy into Hong Kong (Link to AIHK website)

30/06/2004: HKJA Annual Report: Beijing turns the screw (27 Jun 2004)

30/06/2004: Media Organizations urges action to protect free expression and press freedom (27 Jun 2004)

28/06/2004: Zeng Qinghong welcomes rapprochement with democrats (23 Jun 2004)

28/06/2004: Transcript of Secretary for Constitutional Affair's briefing after LegCo's motion debate (Link to Government website)(23 Jun 2004)

28/06/2004: LegCo Question: Government's response to HK people's desire to have elections of CE and LegCo Members by universal suffrage and their desire for freedom (Link to Government website)(23 Jun 2004)

28/06/2004: US House of Senates: Expressing support for freedom in Hong Kong (22 Jun 2004)

28/06/2004: Summary of Recent Remarks by Zeng Qinghong

28/06/2004: US House of Representatives: Expressing support for freedom in Hong Kong (9 Jun 2004)

16/06/2004: US Congress US-China Economic and Security Review Commission Annual Report 2004

15/06/2004: Stephen LAM: Defender of Hong Kong's beliefs

14/06/2004: Yash Ghai: Are democracy and the market in conflict?

11/06/2004: Tung welcomes democrats' olive branch, but adds that concrete actions are needed

10/06/2004: ANSON CHAN: What Hong Kong means to me (9 June 2004)

10/06/2004: Christine Loh's Newsletter: A Bridge too far?

09/06/2004: China Daily: Anson Chan's remarks 'irresponsible' (Link to China Daily website)

08/06/2004: Time Magazine: Anson Chan: Trust us - Hong Kong wants good governance, not independence (14 June 2004) (Link to Time Magazine website)

08/06/2004: Government's Response to Emily Lau's Letter to Hong Kong: Government will uphold fair and open electoral system (7 June 2004) (Link to Government website)

08/06/2004: Government's Response to Hong Kong's Core Values: HK's core values remain intact (7 June 2004) (Link to Government website)

07/06/2004: Emily LAU: Letter to Hong Kong (6 June 2004)

07/06/2004: Hong Kong's Core Values: Declaration (Link to Hong Kong's Core Values website)

May

24/05/2004: Speeches by government officials in motion debate on "Regretting the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to rule out universal suffrage in the years 2007 and 2008" moved by Hon Albert HO Chun-yan at the Legislative Council meeting on 19 May 2004 (20 May 2004)

24/05/2004: LegCo President's ruling on amendment proposed by Hon LEE Cheuk-yan to motion on "Regretting the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to rule out universal suffrage in the years 2007 and 2008" to be moved by Hon Albert HO Chun-yan at the Legislative Council meeting on 19 May 2004 (19 May 2004)

15/05/2004: President's ruling on amendment proposed by Hon LEE Cheuk-yan to motion on "Regretting the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to rule out universal suffrage in the years 2007 and 2008" to be moved by Hon Albert HO Chun-yan at the Legislative Council meeting on 19 May 2004 (14 May 2004)

11/05/2004: Task Force's Third Report on constitutional development published

11/05/2004: Edited Transcript of an interview given by FCO Minister Bill Rammell to BBC Radio (Link to UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office) (10 May 2004)

11/05/2004: China, UK vow to develop strategic partnership: joint statement (Link to Xinhaunet) (10 May 2004)

11/05/2004: US Concern China Suppressing Democratic Expressions (7 May 2004)

10/05/2004: Liason Office: LegCo motions against NPC decision unlawful (7 May 2004)

10/05/2004: President's ruling on motion on "Regretting the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to rule out universal suffrage in the years 2007 and 2008" proposed by Hon Albert HO Chun-yan for debate at the Legislative Council meeting on 19 May 2004 (7 May 2004)

03/05/2004: Eden Y Woon: Letter to Hong Kong

03/05/2004: Yash Ghai: The Promise of Autonomy

03/05/2004: Letter to Hong Kong: Donald Tsang: The only way forward: dialogue and compromise (1 May 2004)

03/05/2004: LegCo President's ruling on amendments proposed by Martin LEE to condemn NPCSC's decision to negate the introduction of direct elections in 2007 and 2008 (30 Apr 2004)

03/05/2004: Letter from Martin LEE to LegCo President (29 Apr 2004)

03/05/2004: Letter from Secretary for Justice to LegCo President (29 Apr 2004)

03/05/2004: Premier Wen talked about constitutional development in Hong Kong (29 Apr 2004)

April

28/04/2004: Emily LAU: Beijing rules out democracy in Hong Kong

28/04/2004: US White House: democratic reforms should "adhere to the Basic Law" (Link to US White House website)

27/04/2004: Statement of the Article 45 Concern Group

27/04/2004: US State Department disappointed by NPCSC's decision

27/04/2004: British Foreign Office 'concerned and disappointed' over Hong Kong decision (Link to Bristish Consulate website)

27/04/2004: Christine Loh Newsletter: NPCSC decision on Hong Kong Democracy (26 Apr 2004)

26/04/2004: CE speaks on NPCSC's constitutional development decision

26/04/2004: CS's statement and transcript

26/04/2004: Top lawmaker Wu Bangguo: Central authorities prudent in HK issues (Link to Xinhuanet)

26/04/2004: NPC Standing Committee decision on issues concerning methods for selecting HK Chief Executive and forming Legco (Link to Xinhuanet)

23/04/2004: Opinion No. 3 of the Article 45 Concern Group (Link to Article 45 Concern Group website) (21 April 2004)

19/04/2004: Constitutional development report on NPCSC agenda (Link to Government website)

19/04/2004: YASH GHAI: Who will defend our autonomy?

19/04/2004: Christine Loh's Newsletter: CPG's Strategic Advantage (18 Apr 2004)

16/04/2004: Tung: Hong Kong needs change, but in compliance with my 9 rules

15/04/2004: BOB ALLCOCK: In defence of Beijing's interpretation

15/04/2004: Report by the Chief Executive on constitutional development

15/04/2004: The Second Report of the Constitutional Development Task Force

11/04/2004: Letter to Hong Kong by The Frontier Legislative Councillor Cyd HO

08/04/2004: UK Foreign Office Minister comments on the interpretation on the Basic Law by the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress (Link to British Consulate-General Hong Kong)

07/04/2004: HKGCC welcomes NPCSC interpretation on constitutional development

07/04/2004: Responses to the NPCSC interpretation to the Basic Law

06/04/2004: Interpretations on HK Basic Law annexes by China's top legislature (Link to Xinhua)

06/04/2004: NPCSC adopts interpretations of HK Basic Law (Link to Xinhua)

03/04/2004: HKSARG's response to US's Hong Kong Policy Act Report (Link to HK Government website)

03/04/2004: Press Statement: Release of 2004 Hong Kong Policy Act Report (Link to US State Department website)

03/04/2004: US Hong Kong Policy Act Report (Link to US State Department website)

03/04/2004: An Elaboration of the opinions and views of the Article 45 Concern Group (29 Mar 2004)

02/04/2004: Dialogue with democrats resumed on April 1 after 15 years

01/04/2004: Martin Lee: Betrayed by Beijing

March

30/03/2004: Ng Hong-mun: democratic reform a 'joint decision' between Beijing and Hong Kong

30/03/2004: US Consul-General James Keith raised concerns over the interpretation

30/03/2004: The First Report of the Constitutional Development Task Force (Link to Government website)'

30/03/2004: CS's transcript on the meeting with representatives of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Link to Government website)

30/03/2004: Audrey EU: Interpretation Is A Lose-Lose Move For Everyone'

30/03/2004: LegCo meeting requested amid fear for future of 'one country two systems'

30/03/2004: Article 45 Concern Group Press Release (26 Mar 2004)

29/03/2004: Christine Loh Newsletter: Speculations on SCNPC Interpretation

26/03/2004: SCNPC will interpret Basic Law on constitutional reforms

23/03/2004: HKUPOP SITE: Survey findings on constitutional reform (Link to HKUPOP SITE)

18/03/2004: Martin Lee branded a Ming traitor (16 Mar 2004)

18/03/2004: Peter Woo: Old wine in an old bottle

18/03/2004: Speech by Chief Secretary for Administration on motion on "Respecting and complying with the principles prescribed in the Basic Law"(Link to Government website)(17 Mar 2004)

18/03/2004: Constitutional powers and responsibilities of Central Authorities in overseeing constitutional development not limited to Basic Law (Link to Government website)(17 Mar 2004)

18/03/2004: Basic Law Symposium by One Country Two Systems Research Institute (16 Mar 2004)

18/03/2004: Hong Kong Bar Association: Views on Article 45, 68 and Annexes I, II of the Basic Law (11 March 2004)(Link to Bar Association website)

10/03/2004: Emily Lau: Freedom at risk (9 Mar 2004)

10/03/2004: Political Rights Essential to Hong Kong's Success, Schriver Says (Link to US Consulate website)(5 Mar 2004)

08/03/2004: Senator Sam Brownback: Backing Hong Kong's Dreamers

08/03/2004: CE's transcript in Beijing (Link to Government website)(7 Mar 2004)

08/03/2004: Chinese Premier pledges support for HK, Macao governments (Link to Xinhuanet)(7 March 2004)

08/03/2004: President Hu reaffirms support for HK, Macao governments (Link to Xinhuanet)(6 March 2004)

06/03/2004: U.S. State of Department Daily Press Briefing Transcript (5 Mar 2004)

05/03/2004: Statement on Freedom in Hong Kong: Chairman Cox Reports on Meeting with Hong Kong Democrats (Link to United States House of Representatives website)

05/03/2004: Tung adds voice to constitutional debate and condemns democratic delegation; meanwhile Washington rolls out the red carpet for Lee and colleagues

05/03/2004: Testimony of LEE Cheuk-yan On Democracy in Hong Kong Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Link to US Senate website)

05/03/2004: Testimony of LAW Yuk-kai On Democracy in Hong Kong Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Link to Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor website)

05/03/2004: U.S. State of Department Daily Press Briefing Transcript (4 Mar 2004)

04/03/2004: "Clowns": Chinese officials launch scathing personal attacks on democrats' visit to States

03/03/2004: U.S. State of Department Daily Press Briefing Transcript (2 Mar 2004)

03/03/2004: Four local democrats attend US Senate hearing on Hong Kong democracy

02/03/2004: China Daily Opinion: Instability lies with anti-China segment

02/03/2004: Executive Councillor reveals great anxieties of Beijing over September LegCo election outcome

01/03/2004: Mainland legal expert: one-person-one-vote creates people with anti-central government attitudes (29 Feb 2004)

01/03/2004: Statement of Article 45 Concern Group (Link to Article 45 Concern Group website) (29 Feb 2004)

February

27/02/2004: Argument over oath develops at constitutional reform forum

27/02/2004: An Min urges calm amid panic over patriotism

27/02/2004: Gladys Li: The Dog that didn't bark

26/02/2004: Wen Wei Po names "unpatriotic" legislators

26/02/2004: Mainland media attacked for intimidating Hong Kong

26/02/2004: The US State Department's human rights report 2003 (Hong Kong section)

25/02/2004: Xinhua defines criteria for patriotic and unpatriotic

25/02/2004: CS' transcript (Link to Government website)

25/02/2004: British Consul-General: Target should be universal suffrage when the people call for it (24 Feb 2004)

24/02/2004: Federation of Trade Unions: "Gradual and orderly progress"

24/02/2004: UK Government: Six-monthly report to Parliament on Hong Kong (July-Dec 2003)(Link to UK Consulate General website)

23/02/2004: Xia Yong: "One Country" is premise and basis of "Two Systems" (Link to Xinhua Net)

23/02/2004: HKGCC: Views on the Constitutional Development Process (Link to HKGCC website)(4 Feb 2004)

21/02/2004: China Daily (Hong Kong) Edition Commentary: Process vital for democracy bid (Link to China Daily)

21/02/2004: The Chief Executive talks about constitutional development (Link to Government website)(20 Feb 2004)

20/02/2004: China Daily (Hong Kong Edition) Commentary: Why it's important to recall Deng's speech

20/02/2004: People's Daily stresses "one country, two systems" for HK's prosperity, stability (Link to China Daily website)(19 Feb 2004)

20/02/2004: Deng Xiaoping's remarks on "one country, two systems" (Link to Xinhua online)(19 Feb 2004)

19/02/2004: Website launched to seek views on constitutional development (Link to Government website)

18/02/2004: Financial Times: Leader: Patriot games (17 Feb 2004)

18/02/2004: Christine LOH: Patriotism and Democracy (II): Democracy: Mission Impossible? (17 Feb 2004)

17/02/2004: Audrey EU: Who's a Patriot?

17/02/2004: SCA's response to the "Patriotic HK people ruling HK" controversy (Link to Government website)(16 Feb 2004)

17/02/2004: Anthony Nightingale (Chairman, HKGCC) - Constitutional Development - A Complex Process Begins (Link to HKGCC website)

17/02/2004: Christine Loh: Patriotism and Democracy: Part I (15 Feb 2004)

17/02/2004: SynergyNet's Meeting with the Constitutional Development Task Force (Link to SynergyNet's website)(13 Feb 2004)

17/02/2004: HKDF submission to the taskforce on constitutional reform (Link to HKDF website)(13 Feb 2004)

17/02/2004: HKDF Petition Letter to the Chief Executive on issues of Constitutional Reform of the Hong Kong SAR(13 Feb 2004)

11/02/2004: Chief Secretary's speech on Constitutional Development Task Force's visit to Beijing

10/02/2004: Chief Secretary concludes Beijing visit

10/02/2004: Xinhua: HKSAR and Central Government officials exchange views on Hong Kong constitutional development

09/02/2004: Dick Thornburgh: Hong Kong Democracy is a Priority of the US

07/02/2004: Shao Tianren: Universal suffrage of the entire legislature after 2007 did not require the approval of the central government was taken words out of context

03/02/2004: Frank Ching: Beijing had promised universal suffrage in 2007

January

19/01/2004: Xiao Wei Wen's remarks on Hong Kong Constitutional Development (16 Jan 2004)

19/01/2004: Anthony Cheung of SynergyNet: What Next in Constitutional Reform? Enhancing Representation and Ensuring Effective Governance (Jan 2004)

16/01/2004: Background Information - Ji Peng-fei - Explanations on the Basic Law and its related documents

15/01/2004: Robert Chung: Reliance on the Central Government cannot be overdone

15/01/2004: Transcript of the Chief Secretary, member of the Task Force (14 Jan 2004)(Link to Government website)

15/01/2004: Paper on Task Force on Constitutional Development (14 Jan 2004)(Link to Government website)

14/01/2004: Press Statement of the Article 45 Concern Group (13 Jan 2004)

14/01/2004: PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman's Remarks on US Senator Sam Brownback's attacks on the HKSAR Basic Law and the Chinese Government (11 Jan 2004)(Link to PRC Foreign Ministry website)

13/01/2004: Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor: One Key Stance and Five Guiding Principles for the Constitutional Review Task Force

13/01/2004: Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year (12 Jan 2004)

12/01/2004: Emily Lau: Letter to Hong Kong (11 Jan 2004)

10/01/2004: US Department of State: Statement on Hong Kong Constitutional Development (9 Jan 2004)

10/01/2004: 2004 Policy Address: Constitutional Development (7 Jan - 10 Jan 2004)

05/01/2004: US Department of State Deputy Spokesman: Remarks on January 1 Rally (3 Jan 2004)

Year 2003

December

15/12/2003: Remarks by the Spokeswoman of the Office of the Commissioner of the MFA of the P.R.C. in the HKSAR (13 Dec 2003)

13/12/2003: Appointment Membership in District Councils

11/12/2003: US Consul General: Investing in Hong Kong's Future (Link to US Consulate website)

01/12/2003: Emily Lau: Letter to Hong Kong (30 Nov 2003)

01/12/2003: HKU Faculty of Social Sciences & HK Council of Social Service: Conference on Social Cohesion (28-29 Nov 2003)

November

27/11/2003: Christine Loh Newsletter: District Council Election Results

26/11/2003: Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor: Stop Wrecking Elected Representation

26/11/2003: Transcript of Secretary for Constitutional Affair's standup on DC poll results (24 Nov 2003)(Link to Government website)

26/11/2003: 2003 District Council Election elected Members (24 Nov 2003) (Link to Government website)

26/11/2003: Article 45 Concern Group Opinion No 1 (Link to Margaret Ng website)

12/11/2003: Visit of Tung Chee-Hwa in UK (12 Nov 2003)(Link to British Consulate website)

October

18/10/2003: Constitutional Affairs Bureau: Review and Public Consultation on Constitutional Development after 2007

15/10/2003: LegCo Question: Legislation of Basic Law Article 23 (Link to Government website)

15/10/2003: Apple Daily General Manager Liu Kin Ming: Apple Daily and Article 23

09/10/2003: Remarks by Premier Wen Jiabao about Hong Kong (8 October 2003)

03/10/2003: US Congressional-Executive Commission on China Annual Report for 2003 mentioned about July 1 March

02/10/2003: Letter from the Secretary for Security on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill to Legislative Council House Committee

02/10/2003: CE addressed National Day reception and said to promote democratic advancement according to the Basic Law (1 Oct 2003)(Link to HK Government website)

September

30/09/2003: President Hu Jintao stresses maintaining stability in HK (27 Sept 2003)(Link to Xinhuanet)

29/09/2003: Emily Lau: Letter to Hong Kong (28 Sept 2003)

26/09/2003: HKU Pop Site: Joint Project on Regular Opinion Surveys in Macau - Article 23 of the Basic Law (25 Sept 2003)(Link to HKU Pop Site)

25/09/2003: The Straits Times: Hong Kong's role - political or economic?

25/09/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Civic Might vs. Black Comedy

25/09/2003: Li Changchun met with a high-level delegation of the news sector from Hong Kong (24 Sept 2003)

25/09/2003: Ming Pao Editorial: HK needs a new political system (24 Sept 2003)

24/09/2003: Remarks by U.S. Consulate General James R. Keith: Getting it Right in Hong Kong (Link to US Consulate website)

24/09/2003: U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong Extols "Remarkable" Demonstration in Hong Kong (Link US Department of State website)

24/09/2003: Secretary for Constitutional Affairs: Government endeavours to create new room for constitutional development (23 Sept 2003)(Link to HK Government website)

23/09/2003: Chief Executive appoints Liberal Party Deputy Chairperson Selina Chow to Executive Council (22 Sept 2003)

22/09/2003: Margaret NG: Speak through the ballot box - Letter to Hong Kong (21 Sept 2003)

20/09/2003: Secretary of State Colin L. Powell met with the Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration Donald Tsang (19 Sept 2003)

19/09/2003: The Straits Times: China steps in to restore stability in HK (17 Sept 2003)

18/09/2003: Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell MP welcomes HK Government's pledge (Link to British Consulate website)

18/09/2003: Transcript of the remarks by Mr. Donald Tsang, at a question-and-answer session after a luncheon in New York (Link to HK Government website)

18/09/2003: Speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration Mr. Donald Tsang at a Business Luncheon in New York (Link to HK Government website)

18/09/2003: "Conference on "Hong Kong's Past, Hong Kong's Future, More than an Economic City" Papers from Guest Speakers (15 Sept 2003)(Link to Hong Kong Policy Research Institute website)

17/09/2003: "JulyˇDPeopleˇDPower ˇV Collective Memory in the Making" by Civil Human Rights Front

17/09/2003: European Commission adopts 2002 annual reports on Hong Kong (16 Sept 2003)

16/09/2003: Professional delegation met mainland officials in Beijing (15 Sept 2003)

15/09/2003: Emily Lau: Freedom of expression in doubt in the HKSAR (11 Sept 2003)

11/09/2003: Xu Kuangdi made comments on July 1 March (10 Sept 2003)

08/09/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Article 23 Legislation Withdrawn (7 Sept 2003)

08/09/2003: The Straits Times: Beijing nudges Tung into retracting security bill (6 Sept 2003)

08/09/2003: The Straits Times: China's enlightened response to protests (6 Sept 2003)

08/09/2003: US Department of State response to the withdrawal of proposed Article 23 of the Basic Law (5 Sept 2003) (Link to State Department website)

05/09/2003: Bishop Zen: Concerning Chief Executive's Declaration on Sept 5 (Link to Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong website)

05/09/2003: Comments on the Government's withdrawal of National Security Bill

05/09/2003: Central Government informed of decision on national security bill (Link to Government website)

05/09/2003: Chief Executive announced that National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill be withdrawn.  Speech and Transcript (Link to Government website)

05/09/2003: Secretary for Security met Democratic Party and Article 23 Concern Group (4 Sept 2003)

02/09/2003: China Daily Commentary: Do not show toleration to Emily Lau's offence

August

31/08/2003: Dr. Robert Chung: Hong Kong People's Receptiveness of "One Country, Two Systems" as Reflected in Opinion Polls (Abridged Version) (Link to HKUPOP website) (29 Aug 2003)

26/08/2003: A Mainland Official was quoted as saying July 1 marchers were patriotic (25 August 2003)

25/08/2003: President, Law Society Hong Kong, IP Shing-hing: Time for Constitutional Development (August 2003) (Link to Law Society website)

22/08/2003: SAR Government's response to the motion passed by Senate of Australia (21 Aug 2003) (Link to Government website)

22/08/2003: Motion passed by the Senate of Australia on Article 23 of the Basic Law (21 Aug 2003) (Link to Australian Parliament website)

21/08/2003: China Daily launched an attack on two Hong Kong legislators (18-20 August)

16/08/2003: The Straits Times: Beijing may shelve new HK law (15 Aug 2003)

13/08/2003: Article 23 Concern Group: The Proper Way Forward

09/08/2003: US Commission on International Religious Freedom: Trip to China postponed (Link to USCIRF website)

07/08/2003: Mr. ZOU Zhekai, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, talked about July 1 march (6 August 2003)

05/08/2003: Transcript of newly appointed Secretary for Security Mr. Ambrose LEE (4 August 2003) (Link to Government website)

01/08/2003: LegCo Legal Service Division: Background information on the Societies Ordinance

01/08/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Article 23, What now?

01/08/2003: Martin Lee: Two Systems, One Destiny (Link to Martin Lee website)

July

30/07/2003: Louis Cha hit out at the National Security Bill and the Government's response

29/07/2003: The Chief Executive met 17 pro-democracy legislators

28/07/2003: Martin Lee: Message to Beijing (27 July 2003)

26/07/2003: British Consul-General Sir James Hodge suggests the Hong Kong government take a fresh start to national security laws (24 July 2003) (Link to British Consulate website)

25/07/2003: Civil Human Rights Front: Open Letter to the Chief Executive (Chinese Only)

25/07/2003: British Prime Minister: Hong Kong 'bouncing back' after difficult year (23 July 2003) (Link to PM website)

23/07/2003: Transcript of doorstep given by the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, in Hong Kong (Link to British Consulate website)

23/07/2003: The Chief Executive meets British Prime Minister

22/07/2003: The British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR visited Beijing (21 July 2003)

20/07/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Beijing and Tung

20/07/2003: Xinhua News: President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao meet Tung (Chinese Only)(19 July 2003)

20/07/2003: The Chief Executive's Transcript in Beijing (Link to HKG website)(19 July 2003)

18/07/2003: Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong (Link to EU website)(16 July 2003)

17/07/2003: Transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive at the press conference

17/07/2003: Submission from The Bar of England & Wales Working Party on Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong SAR in response to the proposed amendments to Article 23 legislation

17/07/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Regina Resigns and now Antony Leung too

17/07/2003: Government's response to UK Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong (Link to Government website)(16 July 2003)

17/07/2003: The Chief Secretary's transcript on the resignation of the Secretary for Security (Link to Government website)(16 July 2003)

17/07/2003: Statement by Secretary for Security on her resignation (Link to Government website)(16 July 2003)

17/07/2003: The Chief Executive issues statement on the resignation of the Secretary for Security (Link to Government website)(16 July 2003)

16/07/2003: Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell welcomes significant amendments to Hong Kong's National Security Legislation (Link to British Consulate website)

16/07/2003: UK Six Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong released (Link to British Consulate website)

15/07/2003: Human Rights Watch: Letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair on His Visit to China and Hong Kong (Link to HRW website)

14/07/2003: Anson Chan's interview with Business Week (Link to Business Week website)

14/07/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Reading Tea Leaves

14/07/2003: Tsang Yok Sing: Letter to Hong Kong (13 July 2003)

14/07/2003: Joint Statement of Canadians urging the HKSAR Government to begin a genuine dialogue on governance and democratic reform (12 July 2003)

12/07/2003: Professor Albert Chen: What needs to be done to carry on the Article 23 legislation? (Chinese Only) (Link to RTHK website)

10/07/2003: James A Kelly: The Streets of Hong Kong (appeared on The Wall Street Journal)

10/07/2003: Freedom House: Statement after the deferment of National Security Bill (link to Freedom House website)(8 July 2003)

10/07/2003: Chief Executive's transcript before July 9 Assembly (link to Hong Kong Government website)(9 July 2003)

09/07/2003: Amnesty International Hong Kong urges the Government of HKSAR to ensure a full and proper public consultation for the implementation of Basic Law Article 23 (link to AI website)

09/07/2003: Article 23 Concern Group: Article 23 legislation ˇV what needs to be done (8 July 2003)

09/07/2003: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Press Conference - excerpt on Article 23 legislation (Chinese Only)(Extracted from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC)(8 July 2003)

09/07/2003: Bishop Zen's Speech on 8 July 2003 (Chinese Only) (Link to Catholic Dioces website)

09/07/2003: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Applauds Withdrawal of Hong Kong Security Bill (Link to CJFE website) (8 July 2003)

08/07/2003: Statement by US Department of State

07/07/2003: Standard and Poor's: "People Power" Tests Hong Kong's Policy Environment (Link to S & P's website)

07/07/2003: Public opinion towards the Government's respond to the July 1 Protest March (Chinese only)

07/07/2003: Chief Executive's transcript on national security law (Link to Government website)

07/07/2003: The meeting of the Democratic Camp (Chinese only)

07/07/2003: Chen Albert (Professor of Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong): It is not late to stop the legislation of Article 23 (Link to the Yahoo website) (Chinese only)

07/07/2003: Clement York-Kee So: July 1 Protest Affirms Opposition as Mainstream (Link to HKUPOP website)

07/07/2003: Statement by Chief Executive to defer the resumption of the second reading of the Bill (Link to HK Government website)

06/07/2003: James Tien resign from the Executive Council. Liberal Party reiterates request to defer the second reading of the National Security Bill (Link to Liberal Party)

06/07/2003: Professor Joseph Chan and Dr Robert Chung: Research regarding a study of July 1st demonstration (Chinese Only)

06/07/2003: Dr. Yeung Sum: Letter to Hong Kong on Article 23 (Link to RTHK website)

06/07/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Amendments Offered

06/07/2003: Bishop Zen's Speech (5 July 2003)(Chinese Only)(Link to Catholic Diocese website)

05/07/2003: HKJA condemns Government's refusal to defer National Security Bill (Link to HKJA website)

05/07/2003: Chief Executive's transcript on Basic Law Article 23

05/07/2003: Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Statement

05/07/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: The Government has fallen

04/07/2003: Chief Secretary's speech at the Adjournment Debate of Legislative Council (Chinese only)(Link to the Hong Kong Government website)

04/07/2003: Chief Executive's transcript on Basic Law Article 23 (Link to the Hong Kong Government website)

04/07/2003: Hong Kong Bar Association: Statement on Article 23 (Link to Bar Association website)

04/07/2003: Bloomberg: Lawyers, Anson Chan Ask Tung to Defer Security Law (Link to Bloomberg.com)

04/07/2003: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Press Conference - excerpt on July 1 March (Chinese Only)(Extracted from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC)(3 July 2003)

04/07/2003: Summary Report on National Security Conference at HKU on 14-15 June 2003 (Link to HK Bar Website)

03/07/2003: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: New Zealand expresses concern over Hong Kong legislation

03/07/2003: Australian Government's statement on Hong Kong's Draft National Security Bill (Link to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs website)

03/07/2003: Christine Loh's Newsletter: Hong Kong People have Spoken (2 July 2003)

02/07/2003: Joint Letter to Chief Executive from Legislative Councillors (Chinese Only)

02/07/2003: Asian Human Rights Commission: HKSAR Administration should respond Now and Scrap Article 23 Legislation

02/07/2003: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Press Conference - excerpt on July 1 March (Chinese Only)(Extracted from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC)(1 July 2003)

02/07/2003: US State Department spokesman: Comment on July 1 march (1 July 2003)

02/07/2003: Statement by Chief Executive (Link to Government website)(1 July 2003)

01/07/2003: Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong (30 June 2003)

June

30/06/2003: Government response to statement by British Foreign Office Minister (Link to the Hong Kong Government website)

30/06/2003: UK comments on Proposed National Security Legislation in Hong Kong (29/06/03) (Link to the FCO website)

30/06/2003: Breakthrough: Teenagers' opinion towards the legislation on Article 23 (Link to Breakthrough website) (Chinese only)

30/06/2003: Hong Kong Christian Institute Ms. Rose Wu: We should not be silence for our dignity (Chinese only)

29/06/2003: Ipspeak Updates

29/06/2003: Statement by NGOs in US San Francisco (Chinese Only)(28 June 2003)

29/06/2003: Handout designed by Civil Human Rights Front for July 1 demonstration (Chinese Only)

27/06/2003: Public Opinion Survey on BL23 by HKU POP (Link to HKU POP website)

27/06/2003: Third submission from Mr Winston Poon, QC on the CSA proposed by the Administration(26 June 2003)

27/06/2003: HKJA, SOPA & PPA: Joint statement to safeguard people's right to know (Link to HKJA website)(26 June 2003)

27/06/2003: US House of Representatives passed a resolution to express support for freedom in Hong Kong (25 June 2003)

26/06/2003: Clement York-Kee So: Public Opinion Neither Supports Article 23 Legislation in Principle Nor in Contents (Link to HKU POP website)

26/06/2003: 3rd draft of the Administration's proposed Committee Stage Admendments to the Bill (Link to the Government website)

26/06/2003: Open Letter by DAB to the United States Congressmen to take into consideration Hong Kong people's diverse views and opinions with regards to legislation to protect national security (Link to DAB website) (25 June 2003)

26/06/2003: China Business Council International Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong: Comments on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (24 June 2003)

25/06/2003: Joint Statement of International and Regional NGOs in Hong Kong on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

25/06/2003: Respond to Amnesty International Hong Kong statement (Link to the Government of Hong Kong SAR website)

25/06/2003: Amnesty International Hong Kong once again repeats its call to the Government of Hong Kong SAR not to enact its proposed legislation on Article 23 (Link to Amnesty International Hong Kong website)

24/06/2003: Further submission from Mr Winston Poon, QC on the CSA proposed by the Administration(21 June 2003)

23/06/2003: Statement by the Canadian Consulate General on draft Article 23 legislation (23 June 2003) (Link to the Canadian Consulate General website)

23/06/2003: Extend the supervision of journalism to China: starting from the report of SARS  (Chinese only) (Link to the Media Digest website)

22/06/2003: An editorial article in Kung Kao Po (Chinese only) (Link to the Kung Kao Po website)

22/06/2003: Christine Loh Newsletter: Article 23 Protest

21/06/2003: Letter to Hong Kong: Bar Chairman Edward Chan S.C -- Do not pass the Article 23 bill in haste (Chinese only) (Link to RTHK website)

21/06/2003: Supplementary submission by Legal Aid Services Council on the CSAs (20 June 2003)

20/06/2003: Letter from American Chamber of Commerce to Legislators on Article 23 Bill

20/06/2003: Committee Stage Amendments proposed by Democrats (Chinese only)

20/06/2003: Resolution proposed by US Congress expressing support for freedom in Hong Kong (16 June 2003) (Link to Thomas: Legislative information on the Internet website)

20/06/2003: Matters following proscription of an organization under proposed new section 8A of the Societies Ordinance

20/06/2003: Paper by Article 23 Concern Group on Special Procedures for Appeal Against Proscription and Arrangements For Disposal of Assets of Proscribed Organization

20/06/2003: Statement by the White House Press Secretary (Link to the White House website)

19/06/2003: Hyde voices concern for Erosion of Freedom in Hong Kong (Link to the US Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau website)

18/06/2003: 2nd draft of the proposed Committee Stage Amendments of the Bill (Link to the HKSAR of the People's Republic's of China website)

17/06/2003: Article 23 conference papers co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Bar, the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at HKU, and the School of Law, City U (Link to the HKU website)

16/06/2003: Submission of the International Publishers' Association

16/06/2003: Submission of the Hong Kong Bar Association (Link to the Hong Kong Bar Association website)

16/06/2003: Submission of Winston Poon, SC

16/06/2003: Submission of the Article 23 Concern Group

16/06/2003: Group Submission on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (Link to the Centre for Comparative and Public Law website)

13/06/2003: The Law Society's Comments on the Proposed Committee Stage Amendments to the Article 23 Blue Bill (Link to Law Society website)

13/06/2003: Letter to Mr. Ip Kowk Him from The Society of Publishers in Asia

13/06/2003: Committee Stage amendments to the Bill proposed by the Administration (Link to Legislative Council website)

12/06/2003: Professor Albert Chen: Comments on Article 23

11/06/2003: Ronny Tong, S.C.: News reporting should be exempted from sedition (Chinese only)

11/06/2003: Letter to the Congressional Leaders from the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission

11/06/2003: Ong Yew Kim: Article 23 Bill interferes with the independence of judiciary (Chinese only)

10/06/2003: Letter to Legislative Councillors from Civil Human Rights Front (Chinese only)

10/06/2003: Hong Kong Journalists' Association: False Security -- Hong Kong's National Security Laws pose a grave threat to freedom of expression

09/06/2003: A Comment on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill 2003 by Professor Johannes Chan

07/06/2003: Submission from Legal Aid Services Council on the Bill (2 Jun 2003)

06/06/2003: Deputy Secretary's Meeting With a Hong Kong Delegation (Link to US Department of State)

06/06/2003: Speech on Article 23 at FCC lunch forum on 3.6.03 (Link to Hong Kong Bar Association website)

05/06/2003: Freedom House: Article 23 still threatens Hong Kong civil liberties (2 Jun 2003)

05/06/2003: Proposed Committee Stage Amendments to the Bill

05/06/2003: Media Organizations' letter to HK Executive Council

May

30/05/2003: A Report by the Research Team on the Compendium of Submissions of Article 23 of the Basic Law

29/05/2003: Article in Hong Kong Economic Journal by Legislative Councillor Sin Chung Kai on 29/5 (Chinese only)

28/05/2003: Article in Hong Kong Lawyers- The Relic of History (Link to Hong Kong Lawyers website)

21/05/2003: "Article 23 is a Threat to Press Freedom" by Emily Lau of the Frontier in Hong Kong

21/05/2003: The Open Letter to the Legislative Council in Hong Kong from the Human Rights Watch (Link to Human Rights News)

17/05/2003: "Challenges and Changes in U.S.-Hong Kong Relations" Remarks by U.S. Consul General James R. Keith (Link to U.S Consulate website)

12/05/2003: Consultation on Basic Law Art 23 does not meet the requirement of The General Circular No.3/97 "Public Opinion" ( Chinese only)

07/05/2003: Hong Kong Christian Institute: Submission to Bills Committee (22 April 2003)

06/05/2003: Asian Human Rights Commission: Submission to Bills Committee (3 May 2003)

06/05/2003: China Labour Bulletin: Submission to Bills Committee(3 May 2003)(Link to CLB website)

05/05/2003: Opinion survey of Journalists' general impression on Article 23 Bill (3 May 2003) (Chinese only)

05/05/2003: Hong Kong News Executives' Association: Submission to Bills Committee (2 May 2003)(Chinese only)

05/05/2003: Opinion on Basic Law Art 23: Bishop Joseph Zen (3 May 2003) (Link to Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong website)

05/05/2003: US State Department: Art 23 of the Basic Law (2 May 2003) (Link to State Dept website)

05/05/2003: The Frontier: Submission to Bills Committee (2 May 2003) (Chinese only)

05/05/2003: Civil Human Rights Front: Shelve the Article 23 Bill (3 May 2003) (Chinese only)

03/05/2003: Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese: Submission to Bills Committee (Chinese only)

03/05/2003: Amnesty International Hong Kong: Press Release on Bills Committee

03/05/2003: Democratic Party: Submission to Bills Committee (Chinese only)

03/05/2003: New York Bar Association: Legal Analysis of Certain Provisions of the National Security (Legislative Provision) Bill (27 Apr 2003)

02/05/2003: Law Society of Hong Kong: Summary response to the Article 23 Blue Bill

April

28/04/2003: Law Association, HKUSUˇ¦s views on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (21 Apr 2003)

25/04/2003: Article 23 Concern Group: Why the Blue Bill is Not Good Enough (Link to Margaret Ng's website)

24/04/2003: Submissions of Michael Blanchflower, SC (22 Apr 2003)

22/04/2003: The Society of Publishers in Asia Submission to Bills Committee (15 Apr 2003)

14/04/2003: European Parliament resolution on the Third and Fourth Annual Reports by the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the HKSAR (8 Apr 2003)

11/04/2003: Hong Kong Bar Association's Views on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (Link to Bar Association website)

11/04/2003: Hong Kong Bar Association's Views on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (Executive Summary) (Link to Bar Association website)

11/04/2003: Hong Kong Journalists Association: Submission on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (7 Apr 2003)

11/04/2003: Albert H Y Chen: Further Comments on the proposed definition of "subversion"

10/04/2003: Albert H Y Chen: Comments on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

10/04/2003: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce: Submission to Bills Committee (7 Apr 2003)

01/04/2003: Replies to 2003-04 Budget Supplementary questions in relation to Article 23

01/04/2003: The Administration's response to proscription of local organizations

01/04/2003: US Department of State: 2002 Country Reports on Human Rights (Hong Kong) (31 Mar 2003)

          March

31/03/2003: LegCo Legal Services Division's letter to Security Bureau on Article 23 legislation (27 Mar 2003)

28/03/2003: Government's response to a statement issued by the British Foreign Office Minister, Bill Rammell(27 Mar 2003)(link to FCO webpage)

28/03/2003: British Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell gives cautious welcome to proposed Hong Kong legislation (27 Mar 2003)(link to FCO webpage)

27/03/2003: European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy: Report on Hong Kong

26/03/2003: Law Society Peter Lo: What the Blue Bill Says (Link to Law Society webpage)

21/03/2003: Replies to 2003-04 Budget questions in relation to Article 23

21/03/2003: Submission from International Publishers' Association to LegCo (13 Mar 2003)

20/03/2003: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in HK: Letter to James TO (7 Mar 2003)

18/03/2003: Criminal Jurisdiction Ordinance (Amendment of Section 2(2)) Order 2002

12/03/2003: Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor assessment on Article 23 Bill

10/03/2003: LA-HK Forum: Open Letter to the Chief Executive (Chinese only)(8 Mar 2003)

08/03/2003: Bishop Zen Ze-kiun's response to Catholic Diocese of Beijing Michael Fu Tieshan's criticism

08/03/2003: Legislative Councillor Emily Lau's letter to the Government expressing concern on Government's advertisements on Basic Law Article 23

06/03/2003: Background brief prepared by LegCo Secretariat on the Bill

          February

28/02/2003: Ipspeak Updated

28/02/2003: Summary of concerns raised by LegCo Members and Administration's response (29 Jan 2003)

27/02/2003: UK Government: Six Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong

27/02/2003: UK Government Press Release: Six Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong

27/02/2003: LegCo Legal Services Division Report on the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

27/02/2003: Director of Administration: Letter to LegCo House Committee Chairman suggesting members accord priority to the scrutiny of National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

25/02/2003: There will be no 'secret trials' by Bob Allcock, Solicitor General

22/02/2003: Media Watch: Way of handling news on Article 23 legislation by the press - Part 2 (Chinese only) (Link to RTHK website)

22/02/2003: The Committee to Protect Journalists: Memorandum on the HKSAR's National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (20 Feb 2003)

20/02/2003: Motion Debate on "Compendium of Submissions" to be moved on 26 Feb 2003

20/02/2003: Preliminary views from the legal sector regarding the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (Chinese only)

19/02/2003: Audrey Eu: Does the Government legislate to proscribe democratic and religious group? (link to Audrey Eu's website)(Chinese only)

18/02/2003: Ronny Tong K.W., S.C.'s latest article on Article 23 legislation blue bill (Chinese only)

17/02/2003: Collection of existing statutory provisions relevant to the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

14/02/2003: Democratic Party requests the Government to withdraw the bill (Chinese only)

14/02/2003: Christine Loh: Article 23 Series (Part 7)

14/02/2003: Article 23 Concern Group: Statement on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

14/02/2003: Sin Chung-kai will move a motion debate on 26 Feb 2003 on Compendium of Submissions

13/02/2003: Bar Association: Preliminary comments on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

13/02/2003: Hong Kong Journalists Association: Statement on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill (Chinese Only)

13/02/2003: Full text of National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

12/02/2003: Secretary for Security's statement on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill

11/02/2003: Mr. Know-It-All's Guide to Article 23 (from HK Magazine)(Jan 2003)

10/02/2003: Democratic Party Chairman Yeung Sum: Letter to Hong Kong (9 Feb 2003)

10/02/2003: Margaret Ng: Is the Government's procedure in handling Article 23 legislation consultation satisfactory? (Chinese version only)(8 Feb 2003)

07/02/2003: Civil Human Rights Front: Neglect of Public Opinion is Deplorable

07/02/2003: Hong Kong Journalists Association: Letter to the Secretary for Security (Chinese version only)(5 Feb 2003)

05/02/2003: Cyd Ho's letter to the Ombudsman complaining Security Bureau's procedures of analysing public opinions (Chinese version only)

          January

30/01/2003: NGOs and individuals' joint letter to express concerns over the failure to include their submissions in the Compendium

30/01/2003: The Frontier: Response to the Government's proposed "clarifications" on Article 23 legislation (Chinese version)

29/01/2003: Robert Chung and Boris Choy: Casting Doubts on the Compendium of Submissions

29/01/2003: The Article 23 Concern Group Press Statement

29/01/2003: Civil Human Rights Front's Press Statement (Chinese version only)

29/01/2003: Christine Loh: Article 23 Series (Part 6) (28 Jan 2003)

28/01/2003: CE sets out legislative directions on Basic Law Article 23

22/01/2003: Government's response to question on the conditions imposed on Against Article 23 Legislation demonstration

22/01/2003: Answer given by European Commissioner in charge of External Relations Chris Patten in relation to question on Article 23 of the Basic Law in Hong Kong (9 Jan 2003)

20/01/2003: Legislator will ask about the conditions imposed on Against Article 23 Legislation demonstration

20/01/2003: Media Watch: Way of handling news on Article 23 legislation by the press (Chinese only) (Link to RTHK website)

19/01/2003: Statement of Civil Human Rights Front on Secretary for Security's remark (Chinese only)

19/01/2003: Verbatim report on briefing by Secretary for Security on the Chief Executive's 2003 Policy Address in relation to Article 23 legislation (Chinese only) (15 Jan 2003)

18/01/2003: Statement of Law Society (17 Jan 2003) (Link to Law Society Webpage)

17/01/2003: International trade union community says No to Article 23 (16 Jan 2003)(Link to China Labour Bulletin)

16/01/2003: LegCo Legal Service Division comments on Administration's response made to the Panels

16/01/2003: Summary of views expressed/suggestions made by organizations/individuals to the LegCo prepared by the LegCo Secretariat

16/01/2003: Article 23 Concern Group's Statement in response to Secretary for Security's statements against those opposed Article 23 Legislation (15 Jan 2003)

15/01/2003: Police did not take video record during Against Article 23 legislation demonstration on 15 December 2002

15/01/2003: Government's reply on its work after consultation on Article 23 legislation

14/01/2003: Controversy at the Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2003 (13 Jan 2003)

13/01/2003: LegCo questions on Article 23 legislation

04/01/2003: The Hong Kong, China Business Council of International Chamber of Commerce: Comments on Consultation Document on Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (2 Jan 2002)

03/01/2003: Letter dated 2 Jan 2003 from the Judiciary Administrator on the possibility of shortening the time required for the issuing of a search warrant and related matters

Year 2002

December

30/12/2002ˇGWen Wei Po Forum Page article on 28 Dec 2002 criticized the Cover Story of Radio Television Hong Kong's Media Digest Dec 2002 Issue on Article 23 Legislation

28/12/2002: A new "White Pamphlet" by Article 23 Concern Group (Link to Margaret Ng's web site)

27/12/2002: Comments by the BAR of England & Wales regarding the Hong Kong SAR Government's Consultation Document on the Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (23 Dec 2002)

Rabinder Singh QC's note for the BAR Council of England and Wales, commenting on David Pannick QC's opinion requested by Security Bureau (23 Dec 2002)

25/12/2002: Citizens Party's response to the Hong Kong SAR Government's proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (Link to Citizens Party's web site) (PDF file) (24 Dec 2002)

25/12/2002: Statement by the Consulate General of Canada on the proposal to implement Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong (23 Dec 2002)

25/12/2002: Three television programs produced by RTHK on Article 23 (Chinese only) (Link to RTHK web site):
9 Dec 2002, 16 Dec 2002, 14 Jul 2002

25/12/2002: Article 23 Teaching Kit produced by Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Religion and Philosophy Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Democracy Development Network CHAN Shun-hing (Chinese Only) (1.2MB PowerPoint file)

24/12/2002: Security Bureau has received more than 90,000 submissions and 300,000 signatures regarding Basic Law Article 23 legislation

24/12/2002: Submission from Human Rights in China regarding Article 23 Legislation (PDF file) (23 Dec 2002)

24/12/2002: Submission by Sham Shui Po Community Association Limited regarding Article 23 Legislation (Chinese only) (15 Nov 2002)

24/12/2002: Open Letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive C. H. Tung from Human Rights Watch (23 Dec 2002)

24/12/2002: Statement regarding a signature campaign by Hong Kong Social Workers' General Union against Article 23 legislation (Chinese only) (23 Dec 2002)

23/12/2002: The Democratic Party: Response to the Consultation Paper regarding Implementation of Article 23 of the Basic Law (Chinese Only)

23/12/2002: Culture Sector calls for White Paper (Chinese Only)

23/12/2002: Culture Sector: Survey on Article 23 legislation (Chinese Only)

21/12/2002: European Parliament passed a resolution on SAR Government's Proposal to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (19 Dec 2002)

21/12/2002: European Parliament resolution: Verbatim of Proceedings (19 Dec 2002)

21/12/2002: Hong Kong Christian Council: Response to the Consultation Paper regarding Implementation of Article 23 of the Basic Law (20 Dec 2002)

21/12/2002: US Society of Professional Journalists urges Hong Kong government to back away from threats to press freedom (20 Dec 2002)

21/12/2002: HK Baptist University Transition Project: Accountability and Article 23 (13 Dec 2002)

20/12/2002: Oxfam Hong Kong's Submission on the "Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law" (18 December 2002) (Link to Oxfam's web site)"

20/12/2002: Alliance of Hong Kong Chinese in the United State (AHKCUS)'s open letter to Chief Executive

20/12/2002: Freedom House Report and Press Release: Proposed Hong Kong Law Severely Threatens Free Expression (19 Dec 2002)

19/12/2002: Government mislead the public that there would be another round of consultation (Chinese only)

19/12/2002: Statement by the Australian Consulate-General on proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (18 Dec 2002)

18/12/2002: A paper entitled "Proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law : Information Paper on Inchoate Offences" prepared by the LegCo Legal Service Division

18/12/2002: Hong Kong Law Society: Comments on the Consultation Document on Proposed Legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law (17 Dec 2002)

18/12/2002: Statement by the Consulate General of Canada on the proposal to implement Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong (13 Dec 2002)

17/12/2002: Submission of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU on The Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law

17/12/2002: Summary of concerns and queries raised by Members at the joint meetings on 26 September and 21 October and Administration's response

16/12/2002: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce: Press Release on Article 23 legislation (15 Dec 2002)

16/12/2002: Hong Kong Forum, Los Angeles: Open Letter to the Chief Executive, Mr. Tung Chee-hwa (14 Dec 2002)

13/12/2002: Oppose Legislation of Article 23 - Rally in LOS ANGELES, USA on 14 Dec 2002 (Chinese Only)

13/12/2002: China Labour Bulletin's response to the Consultation Document on the Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (Chinese version only) (11 Dec 2002)

12/12/2002: The American Chamber of Commerce: Letter to the Secretary for Security (6 Dec 2002)

12/12/2002: Christine Loh Newsletter: Article 23 and Hearts and Minds

12/12/2002: The Frontier's response to the Consultation Document on the Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (Chinese version only) (11 Dec 2002)

12/12/2002: Secretary for Security's reply to LegCo member on Drafting Instructions regarding Article 23 legislation (11 Dec 2002)

12/12/2002: Reporters Without Border: European Union asked to oppose "dangerous" national security law (9 Dec 2002)

12/12/2002: Submission of The University Librarians of the Eight Universities of Hong Kong  (2 Dec 2002)

11/12/2002: Hong Kong (English-speaking) P.E.N. response to Hong Kong's Consultation Document

10/12/2002: Hong Kong Bar Association's response to the Consultation Document on the Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (9 Dec 2002)(link to Bar's webpage)

10/12/2002: Summary of Bar's Recommendations (9 Dec 2002)(link to Bar's webpage)

10/12/2002: The Committee to Protect Journalists: Proposed Anti-subversion Legislation Threatens Freedom of Expression in Hong Kong (9 Dec 2002)

07/12/2002: Hon Sophie LEUNG LAU Yau-fun and Hon LAU Kong-wah's amendment to Hon James TO Kun-sun's motion on "Enacting laws to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law" to be moved at the Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, 11 December 2002

07/12/2002: Brief Background to the Johannesburg Principles written by Dr Frances D'Souza, Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, 1989-1998 and Convener of the Johannesburg Principles Consultation in 1995

05/12/2002: Hong Kong Christian Institute: Response to Hong Kong SAR Government Consultation Document on proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law

04/12/2002: Anson Chan: China's sedition law hits a raw nerve (3 Dec 2002)(link to "Financial Times" webpage)

04/12/2002: Hong Kong Human Rights Commission: Response to Hong Kong SAR Government Consultation Document on proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (Chinese version only) (3 Dec 2002)

03/12/2002: Amnesty International: Response to Hong Kong SAR Government Consultation Document on proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law

02/12/2002: 44 U.S. citizens: Open letter to U.S. President George Bush (25 Nov 2002)

November

30/11/2002: The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: Letter to Mrs Regina IP regarding Article 23 (29 Nov 2002)'

30/11/2002: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions: Protecting Human Rights in Hong Kong (29 Nov 2002)

29/11/2002: Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions: Statement on Objections to the Consultation Document 'Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law'

29/11/2002: James TO Kun-sun will move a motion on Article 23 at the LegCo meeting on 11 December

27/11/2002: House of Commons: Transcript of the Adjournment Debate on Article 23 of the Basic Law (26 Nov 2002)

27/11/2002: LegCo Secretariat: White Bills published in Gazette during period from 1 January 1986 to date (26 Nov 2002)

23/11/2002: Result of a Phone Survey Conducted by Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union to Members on Article 23 Legislation (Chinese version only) (22 Nov 2002)

22/11/2002: Secretary for Security's response to Press Statement by US Department of State (Chinese version only)

22/11/2002: Press Statement by US Department of State Deputy Spokesman Philip T. Reeker - Hong Kong: Article 23 of the Basic Law (21 Nov 2002)

22/11/2002: Submission from Dr Anthony W Ferguson, Librarian, HKU (21 Nov 2002)

22/11/2002: Mr. Peter LO (Chairman, Constitutional Affairs Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong: Old and New Laws

21/11/2002: Instructions to Mr. David Pannick, QC and related documents

20/11/2002: Supplementary information on extra-territorial effect

20/11/2002: Foreign Correspondents' Club's formal response to the government's request for consultation on Article 23

19/11/2002: The Democratic Party's submission to LegCo (Chinese version only)

19/11/2002: Professor Albert Chen's submission to LegCo

19/11/2002: A Statement by the British Consulate General on the HKSAR Government's Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (18 Nov 2002)(PDF format)

18/11/2002: Civil Human Rights Front: Letter to Premier Zhu Rongji (Chinese version only)

18/11/2002: Joint Statement of International and Regional NGOs in Hong Kong on Article 23 (17 Nov 2002)

18/11/2002: Hong Kong Policy Viewers: Report of survey on opinions of Hong Kong people on Article 23 legislation (16 Nov 2002)

16/11/2002: The Article 23 Concern Group Press Statement (15 Nov 2002)

16/11/2002: News Workers Demand On Article 23 (15 Nov 2002)

14/11/2002: Mr David PANNICK QC's opinion as requested by Solicitor General

12/11/2002: Civil Human Rights Front Basic Law Article 23 Public Hearing

12/11/2002: LegCo Member will question the Administration on the Article 23 consultation tomorrow

12/11/2002: Christians express concern over Article 23 legislation (Chinese Only)

06/11/2002: Secretary for Security's reply to LegCo Member on Article 23 consultation

06/11/2002: Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor: Response to Government Consultation Document

05/11/2002: Hong Kong Journalists Association's submission to the LegCo

05/11/2002: LegCo Member will question the Administration on the Article 23 consultation tomorrow

03/11/2002: 323 On-line signatures have been collected

03/11/2002: The Society of Publishers in Asia Submission (29 Oct 2002)

03/11/2002: Hong Kong Journalists Association: Xi Yang & Leung Wai Man Cases Background Information (Chinese Only)

02/11/2002: Academics' joint letter urging for a white bill (Chinese Only)

02/11/2002: Supplementary Information on Shayler Case

02/11/2002: Christine Loh Newsletter: Article 23 is not going well

October

31/10/2002: Christine Loh Newsletter: Regina Ip's Personal Views

29/10/2002: Christine Loh Newsletter: Article 23, Regina Ip and Adolf Hitler

27/10/2002: Sign Now! Against Article 23 Legislation Online Signature Campaign

27/10/2002: "Letter to Hong Kong" by Ronny TONG and Government's Response (26 Oct 2002)

26/10/2002: Vice-Premier Qian Qichen's interview: Background Information (Chinese Only)

24/10/2002: Government refutes academics' allegations (23 Oct 2002)

24/10/2002: An Open Letter from 44 international academics to President Jiang Zemin about Article 23 (21 Oct 2002)

24/10/2002: Security Bureau explained had not yet formulated any drafting instructions (23 Oct 2002)

23/10/2002: Security chief's response to the LegCo question and Cyd HO's follow-up letter

23/10/2002: LegCo Members are going to question the Government's refusal to issue a White Paper on Article 23 legislation this afternoon

22/10/2002: Cyd HO: Articles published on Mingpao Columns page(Chinese Only)

21/10/2002: Summary of LegCo meeting on 21 Oct 2002(Chinese Only)

19/10/2002: Position Paper of the Hong Kong Federation of Students on the Consultation Document (Chinese Only)

18/10/2002: Existing Legislation relevant to the Proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law (Prepared by LegCo Secretariat) (Word Format)

18/10/2002: Transcript of the Q&A session by the Secretary for Justice Ms Elsie Leung on 17 October (Chinese Only)

17/10/2002: LegCo receives public views on the Article 23 consultation

16/10/2002: Panel on Security and on Administration of Justice and Legal Services will have a meeting on 21 Oct to discuss Consultation Document on Article 23 legislation

16/10/2002: Proposals to Implement Article 23 of the Basic Law - Police Investigation Powers (Security Bureau)

16/10/2002: Information on "Act of State" (Security Bureau)

16/10/2002: Summary of concerns and queries raised by Members at the joint meeting on 26 September 2002

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