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Steering Committee formulates Basic Law promotion strategy

The Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee (BLPSC) has formulated new promotion strategies after taking into account public discussions and calls on how best the Basic Law should be promoted.

"We will promote the principles and contents of the Basic Law in a comprehensive manner so as to enable the public to have a better grasp of the 'One Country, Two Systems' concept," the committee chairman and Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Donald Tsang, said at the TV Quiz on the Basic Law prize presentation ceremony today (July 10).

Mr Tsang said another promotional strategy was to integrate national civic education with our promotional efforts to help the public understand better the history, the Constitution and the social system of the nation.

The committee will also strengthen co-operation with non-governmental organisations, and encourage the general public to take part in the Basic Law promotional activities actively.

The TV Quiz on the Basic Law was organised by the BLPSC, with a view to promoting the full implementation of the Basic Law and the "One Country, Two Systems" principle in the Hong Kong SAR, improving the public understanding of national developments and enhancing the interests of the contestants to know more about the Basic Law and our country through participation in various activities.

The competition was co-organised by the Constitutional Affairs Bureau, Home Affairs Bureau, Civil Service Bureau, Education and Manpower Bureau, Department of Justice, Information Services Department, Home Affairs Department and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). The highlights of the final contest today will be broadcast by Cable TV, Asia Television Ltd.(ATV) and Television Broadcasts Ltd.(TVB).

A total of 89 teams, with members aged from 10 to 71, entered the competition, in which participants competed on a district basis. The four winning teams, coming from Kwai Tsing, Eastern, Tuen Mun and Kwun Tong districts, have outperformed other district contestants in a series of quizzes, Basic Law awareness competitions and Basic Law talent performances in the preliminary competition, the semi-final and today's final contest.

The Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Mr Stephen Lam; the Director of Home Affairs, Mrs Pamela Tan; the Director of Information Services, Ms Yvonne Choi; the Convenor of the BLPSC's Working Group on Local Community, Mr Daniel Heung Cheuk-kei; and the Supervisor of Victoria Education Organisation, Ms Ting Yuk-chee, were also present at the prize presentation ceremony.

The highlights of the final contest cum prize presentation ceremony will be broadcast at local TV channels and RTHK on July 25. Programmes are as follows:

9am ATV-Home (simultaneous broadcast and review at
RTHK website http://tv.rthk.org.hk)

1.15pm TVB-Jade

6pm Cable TV-Entertainment

6.15pm RTHK-1 (FM92.6-94.4)

The winning teams are:


Champion Kwai Tsing

(Team members)Mr Yip Chik-wing(leader); Ms Tsui Ying-chi;Ms Yip Ka-yin; Mr Choi Chun-wai; Mr Ting Pak-ho; Mr Yeung Hiu-fung

First runner-up Kwun Tong

(Team members)Mr Tsui Hoi-wai, William (leader); Ms Lo Hin-kwan, Joe; Mr Cheung Ki-tang, Jack; Mr Ho Chi-wai, Roy; Mr Li Kin-sum; Mr Fong Shu-hung, Henry

Second runner-up Tuen Mun

(Team members)Mr Wong Yun-cheong (leader); Mr Leung Chi-kit; Mr Mok Kin-wing; Mr Yuen Chi-kwong; Ms Shek Mei-po; Mr Young Wing-fai

Third runner-up Eastern

(Team members)Dr Andy Wong Kam-din(leader); Ms Lam Tsui-lin; Ms Yeung Kin-tong; Mr Yeung Wai-hong; Mr Chan Tat-man; Mr Shek Kwok-kay, Peter

Best talent performance Kwai Tsing district
on Basic Law promotion

In addition to a trophy, each member of the winning teams is awarded a free 4 day-3 night trip to Shanghai with cash travelling allowance. The team members of the champion and the first runner-up could each take two to three additional persons along for the Shanghai trip.

Ends/Saturday, July 10, 2004