Webinar China, GBA  •  Legal

30 years on: The Hong Kong Basic Law today, by Danny Gittings

Language: English

Price:
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Non-members: 200 HKD

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Basic Law expert Danny Gittings will speak about the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle, Article 23, and the new national security law.

 

The Hong Kong Basic Law was promulgated in 1990 and since then has served as the de facto constitution of the city.

In light of the 30th anniversary of the declaration of the Hong Kong Basic Law, we will be joined by Danny Gittings, author of Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law, to review the historical background and implementation of the law and to provide you with a deeper understanding of how the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle is being applied.

This webinar will be moderated by Rebecca Silli, President of the French Chamber in Hong Kong.

Key takeaways:

  • The history and key provisions of the Hong Kong Basic Law

  • The application of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle

  • Facts about Article 23 and its development in the current context

  • The legal aspects of the national security law and its relationship with the Hong Kong Basic Law

About our speaker

Danny Gittings is Associate Professor, Principal Programme Director, and Associate Head at the College of Humanities and Law, School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong.

He is also the author of Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law, a popular textbook and general-interest book on Hong Kong’s Basic Law and has taught the subject to thousands of students over a period of almost 20 years. Prior to that, Mr Gittings worked in senior editorial positions at the South China Morning Post and The Wall Street Journal Asia for 15 years, where he won several journalistic awards and reported on Hong Kong’s political and constitutional development.

 

 

 

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* By attending our events, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.
* The Chamber reserves the right to cancel or postpone its events.
* Our events are closed to the media. Special coverage of Chamber events may be permitted on a case-by-case basis and only if prior permission has been sought.
* If Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.