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Decree of the President of the People's Republic of China
The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Preamble
   
Chapter I: General Principles
   
Chapter II: Relationship between the Central Authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
   
Chapter III: Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Residents
   
Chapter IV: Political Structure
   
Section 1: The Chief Executive
Section 2: The Executive Authorities
Section 3: The Legislature
Section 4: The Judiciary
Section 5: District Organizations
Section 6: Public Servants
   
Chapter V: Economy
   
Section 1: Public Finance, Monetary Affairs, Trade, Industry and Commerce
Section 2: Land Leases
Section 3: Shipping
Section 4: Civil Aviation
   
Chapter VI: Education, Science, Culture, Sports, Religion, Labour and Social Services
   
Chapter VII: External Affairs
   
Chapter VIII: Interpretation and Amendment of the Basic Law
   
Chapter IX: Supplementary Provisions
   
Annex I: Method for the Selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
   
Instrument 1: Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Approving the "Amendment to Annex I to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Concerning the Method for the Selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" (Adopted at the Sixteenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People's Congress on 28 August 2010)
   
Instrument 2: Amendment to Annex I to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Concerning the Method for the Selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Approved at the Sixteenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People's Congress on 28 August 2010)
   
Annex II: Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Its Voting Procedures
   
Instrument 3 Proclamation of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Eleventh National People's Congress) No. 15
   
Instrument 4 Amendment to Annex II to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Concerning the Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Its Voting Procedures (Recorded at the Sixteenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People's Congress on 28 August 2010)
   
Annex III: National Laws to be Applied in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
   
Instrument 5 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the Addition to or Deletion from 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 (Adopted at the Twenty Sixth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress on 1 July 1997)
   
Instrument 6 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the 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 (Adopted on 4 November 1998)
   
Instrument 7 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the 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 (Adopted on 27 October 2005)
   
Designs of the Regional Flag and Regional Emblem of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
   
Instrument 8 Explanations on "The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Draft)" and Its Related Documents (Addressing the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on March 28, 1990)
   
Instrument 9 Decision of the National People's Congress on the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on 4 April 1990)
   
Instrument 10 Decision of the National People's Congress on the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on 4 April 1990)
   
Instrument 11 Order of the State Council of the People's Republic of China No. 221
   
Instrument 12 Decision of the National People's Congress on the Method for the Formation of the First Government and the First Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on 4 April 1990)
   
Instrument 13 Decision of the National People's Congress Approving the Proposal by the Drafting Committee for the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Establishment of the Committee for the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on 4 April 1990)
   
Instrument 14 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the English Text of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Adopted on 28 June 1990)
   
Instrument 15 Explanations of Some Questions by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Concerning the Implementation of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Adopted at the Nineteenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress on 15 May 1996)
   
Instrument 16 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Treatment of the Laws Previously in Force in Hong Kong in Accordance with Article 160 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Adopted at the Twenty Fourth Session of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress on 23 February 1997)
   
Instrument 17 The Interpretation by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of Articles 22(4) and 24(2)(3) of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Adopted at the Tenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress on 26 June 1999)
 
  Information related to Instrument 17 : Report on Seeking Assistance from the Central People's Government in Solving Problems Encountered in the Implementation of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
   
Instrument 18 The Interpretation by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of Article 7 of Annex I and Article III of Annex II to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Adopted at the Eighth Session of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress on 6 April 2004)
   
Instrument 19 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Issues Relating to the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Year 2007 and for Forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Year 2008 (Adopted at the Ninth Session of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress on 26 April 2004)
 
  Information related to Instrument 19 : Report on whether there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2007 and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2008
   
Instrument 20 Interpretation of Paragraph 2, Article 53 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Adopted at the Fifteenth Session of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress on 27 April 2005)
 
  Information related to Instrument 20 : Report to the State Council concerning the submission of a request to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress regarding the interpretation of Article 53(2) of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
   
Instrument 21 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Issues Relating to the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and for Forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Year 2012 and on Issues Relating to Universal Suffrage (Adopted at the Thirty First Session of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress on 29 December 2007)
 
  Information related to Instrument 21 : Report on the Public Consultation on Constitutional Development and on whether there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2012
   
Instrument 22 Interpretation of Paragraph 1, Article 13 and Article 19 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Adopted at the Twenty Second Session of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People's Congress on 26 August 2011)
 
  Information related to Instrument 22 : The Explanations on the Draft Interpretation of Paragraph 1, Article 13 and Article 19 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress