Hong Kong celebrates 25-year milestone of ‘Basic Law’

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April 4th marks the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law, also known as the constitutional document of Hong Kong. The SAR government is hosting a series of activities to promote the law. It hopes residents can have a better understanding of the law and the concept of “One country, Two systems”.

CCTV’s Miranda Lin filed this report from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong celebrates 25-year milestone of \'Basic Law\'

Hong Kong celebrates 25-year milestone of \'Basic Law\'

April 4th marks the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law, also known as the constitutional document of Hong Kong. The SAR government is hosting a series of activities to promote the law. It hopes residents can have a better understanding of the law and the concept of "One country, Two systems". CCTV's Miranda Lin filed this report from Hong Kong.

Highlights:

  • the ‘Basic Law’ is enshrined with the important concepts of “One Country, Two Systems”, “a high degree of autonomy” and “Hong Kong People administering Hong Kong”.
  • Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said the Basic Law is the guarantee for Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity.
  • The Basic Law was adopted on April 4th, 1990 by the seventh National People’s Congress. It came into effect following the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China on July 1, 1997.
  • Some people still lack a understanding of the document and the “One country, Two systems” concept. Last year, its critics launched the Occupy Central movement, calling for public nominations of the 2017 chief executive.