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Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

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THE BASIC LAW
OF THE HONG KONG
SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

1. Resolution on the Capital, Calendar, National
Anthem and National Flag of the People’s Republic of
China.
2. Resolution on the National Day of the People’s
Republic of China.
3. Declaration of the Government of the People’s
Republic of China on the Territorial Sea.
4. Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China.
5. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China
Concerning Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities.
6. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the
National Flag.
7. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China con-
cerning Consular Privileges and Immunities.
8. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the
National Emblem.
9. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the
Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone.
10. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the
Garrisoning of the Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region.
11. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the
Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf.
12. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Judicial
Immunity from Compulsory Measures concerning the
Assets of Foreign Central Banks.
Annex III: National Laws to be Applied in the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region
The following national laws shall be applied locally
with effect from 1 July 1997 by way of promulgation or leg-
islation by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:
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Published by the Constitutional Affairs Bureau
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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
July 2006

[English Translation
]

Amendment to Annex I to the Basic Law
of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
of the People’s Republic of China Concerning the
Method for the Selection of the Chief Executive of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

(Approved by the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National
People’s Congress at its Sixteenth Session on 28 Au gust 2010)

1. The Election Committee to elect the fourth term Chief Executive
in 2012 shall be composed of 1200 members from the following sectors:
Industrial, commercial and financial sectors 300
The professions 300
Labour, social services, religious and other sector s
300
Members of the Legislative Council, representatives of
members of the District Councils, representatives o f
the Heung Yee Kuk, Hong Kong deputies to the
National People’s Congress, and representatives of
Hong Kong members of the National Committee of
the Chinese People’s Political Consultative
Conference 300
The term of office of the Election Committee shall be five years.

2. Candidates for the office of Chief Executive may be nominated
jointly by not less than 150 members of the Electio n Committee. Each
member may nominate only one candidate.
This English translation is prepared by the Depart ment of Justice, Government of the Hong Kong Specia l
Administrative Region. It is for reference purpose s and has no legislative effect.

[English Translation
]

Amendment to Annex II to the Basic Law
of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
of the People’s Republic of China Concerning the
Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Its Vot ing Procedures

(Recorded by the Standing Committee of the Eleventh
National People’s Congress at its Sixteenth Session on 28 August 2010)

The fifth term Legislative Council in the year 201 2 shall be composed
of 70 members, and the composition shall be as foll ows:
Members returned by functional constituencies 35
Members returned by geographical constituencies through direct elections 35

This English translation is prepared by the Depart ment of Justice, Government of the Hong Kong Specia l
Administrative Region. It is for reference purpose s and has no legislative effect.

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