Basic Law Full Text - attached (3)
Decision of the National People's Congress of the establishment on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Adopted at the Third Session of the
In accordance with the provisions of Article 31 and sub-paragraph 13 of Article 62 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress has hereby decided
1. that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is to be established as of 1 July 1997; and
**2. that the area of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region covers the Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the islands and adjacent waters under its jurisdiction. The map of the administrative division of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be published by the State Council separately.