Hong Kongs Reversion to the Peoples Republic of China: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives
Witnesses include: Jeffrey Bader, Deputy Assist. Sec. of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State; Hon. Dick Thornburgh, Kirkpatrick and Lockhurt, LLP; Dr. Michael Oksenberg, Stanford Univ.; and Timothy P. McKenna, Kerry Securities (America) Inc. Additional material submitted for the record: statement by Congressman Jay Kim, Calif.; Hong Kong Rule of Law Mission Report, submitted by Hon. Dick Thornburgh; and statement submitted by Frank Ching, senior editor, Far Eastern Economic Review.
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Page 43 - rule will end and Hong Kong will become a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. This transfer of sovereignty is without
Page 101 - may as required invite judges from other common law jurisdictions to sit on the Court of Final Appeal.
Page 99 - laws previously in force in Hong Kong (ie the common law, rules of equity, ordinances, subordinate legislation and customary law)
Page 103 - On any occasion which the Governor in Council may consider to be an occasion of emergency or public danger he may make any regulations whatsoever which he may consider desirable in the public
Page 99 - except for those changes consequent upon the vesting in the courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the power of final adjudication.
Page 93 - will end, and Hong Kong will become a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic
Page 8 - the US-Hong Kong Policy Act establishes domestic legal authority to treat Hong Kong as an entity distinct from the PRC after reversion.
Page 101 - common law, rules of equity, ordinances, subordinate legislation and customary law.