The Standing Committee Of The National People's Congress Hong Kong S.a.r. Method For Selecting The Chief Executive In 2007 And The 2008 Legislative Council Decisions On Problem

Original Language Title: 全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于香港特别行政区2007年行政长官和2008年立法会产生办法有关问题的决定

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(April 6, 2004 x session of the Standing Committee of the national people's Congress adopted self the Nineth session as of the date of promulgation) deputies Nineth meeting, the Standing Committee considered the Hong Kong S.A.R. Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa submitted on April 15, 2004 the Hong Kong S.A.R. the Chief Executive in 2007 and report on whether the method for selecting the Legislative Council in 2008 need to be modified, and has consulted in advance of Hong Kong S.A.R. National People's Congress, National Committee of NPC Standing Committee members and all sectors of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. Hong Kong the Basic Law Committee member, Hong Kong S.A.R. Government views of the constitutional development task force, while seeking the views of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.
In consideration of the NPC to give adequate attention to the community of Hong Kong in the near future after 2007 Chief Executive and concerns of the method for forming the Legislative Council, including a number of groups and individuals want the Chief Executive in 2007 and 2008, the views of all the members of the Legislative Council by universal suffrage. Considered People's Republic of China Hong Kong S.A.R. Basic Law (hereinafter referred to as Hong Kong Basic Law) at its 45th and 68th is defined in section, Hong Kong S.A.R. method for selecting the Chief Executive and the Legislative Council should be based on Hong Kong S.A.R. situation in accordance with the principle of gradual and orderly progress and ultimately to the Chief Executive by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures by universal suffrage upon nomination and the goal of all the members of the Legislative Council by universal suffrage. Hong Kong S.A.R. the Chief Executive and the method for forming the Legislative Council should comply with the above-mentioned principles and provisions of the Basic Law of Hong Kong.
About Hong Kong S.A.R. any change in the method for selecting the Chief Executive and the Legislative Council, should be followed and coordinated social, economic and political development of Hong Kong is beneficial to all social strata and all walks of life and all aspects of the balanced participation is conducive to the effective operation of the executive-led system, principles is conducive to maintaining Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability. Considered Hong Kong S.A.R. Since the establishment of democratic rights enjoyed by the residents of Hong Kong are unprecedented. The first Chief Executive elected by the 400-member selection Committee, the second Chief Executive by the 800 members of the Election Committee election; 60 members of the Legislative Council directly elected members has increased from 20 in the first session of the Legislative Council to 24 in the second term of the Legislative Council, the third term Legislative Council will be elected in September this year to 30. Short history of democratic elections in Hong Kong, Hong Kong residents can exercise the democratic rights in the selection of the Chief Executive, has less than 7 years. Since Hong Kong's return, the number of directly elected members in the Legislative Council has a considerable increase, reach down to the directly-elected members and members returned by functional constituencies after the pattern of half and half, impact on the overall functioning of the community, especially the influence of the executive-led system has yet to be tested. There from all walks of life in Hong Kong after 2007 the Chief Executive and the method for forming the Legislative Council how to determine if there is a big difference has not yet formed a broad consensus.
In this case, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Basic Law article 45th by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures by universal suffrage upon nomination 68th and the Hong Kong Basic Law stipulates that all members of the Legislative Council by universal suffrage also does not have the condition. In view of this, the NPC Standing Committee according to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong-related provisions and the Standing Committee of the national people's Congress of People's Republic of China Hong Kong S.A.R. seventh Annex I to the basic law and the interpretation of article III of annex II, the Hong Kong S.A.R. decision method for selecting the Chief Executive in 2007 and Legislative Council in 2008 are as follows: first, the 2007 Hong Kong S.A.R. election of the third Chief Executive, not implemented by universal suffrage means.
2008 Hong Kong S.A.R. of the last Legislative Council elections, no way to implement all Legislative Council members by universal suffrage, the functional constituencies and half of the directly elected members remained unchanged, and procedures for voting on bills and motions in the Legislative Council remains unchanged.
Second, under the premise of not violating article I of this decision in 2007 Hong Kong S.A.R. specific election of the third Chief Executive and the 2008 Hong Kong S.A.R. the forth session of the Legislative Council on the specific measures, in accordance with the Hong Kong Basic Law article 45th, 68th provisions and annexes article seventh, the provisions of article III of annex II in accordance with the principle of gradual and amended as appropriate. Considered in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Law of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. According to the step by step development of democracy, is a firm's position.
  With all aspects of the development and progress of our society, after Hong Kong S.A.R. Government and joint efforts of the Hong Kong residents, Hong Kong S.A.R. and democratic system will continue to move forward and ultimately to the Chief Executive under the Basic Law of Hong Kong by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures by universal suffrage upon nomination and the goal of all the members of the Legislative Council by universal suffrage.