|HKSAR Government commences local legislation of National Anthem Law
The 30th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) today (November 4) adopted the Draft Decision of the Standing Committee of the NPC on Addition to the List of National Laws in Annex III to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (the Basic Law), adding the National Anthem Law of the People's Republic of China to Annex III of the Basic Law.
In pursuance to Article 18 of the Basic Law, the National Anthem Law of the People's Republic of China will be applied in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by way of appropriate local legislation consistent with the constitutional and legal regime of the HKSAR.
During the legislative process, the HKSAR Government will carefully consider the views of the public and members of the Legislative Council.
Ends/Saturday, November 4, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:06