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The Exhibition of the 25th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

 

The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Basic Law) was enacted by the National People's Congress (NPC) in accordance with the Constitution of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It enshrines in the form of law, the important concepts of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy.

The Basic Law was adopted and promulgated by the NPC on 4 April 1990. It came into effect on 1 July 1997, the day when the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was established. The Basic Law prescribes the systems practised in the HKSAR in order to ensure the implementation of the basic policies of the PRC regarding Hong Kong.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law. Featuring valuable exhibits and photographs, this exhibition introduces the historical background of the Basic Law and charts the path of its drafting, from its promulgation to its successful implementation in the HKSAR, with a view to enhancing the public's understanding of the contents and the provisions of the Basic Law. Exhibit highlights include the wax figures of Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher meeting for the negotiation of Hong Kong's future in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 1982; "The Draft Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (for Solicitation of Opinions)" issued in 1988; and posters to promote the Basic Law over the years. Interactive games and photo-taking area are also available in the exhibition, for the public to learn the Basic Law in a lively manner.

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The wax figures of Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher produced by the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in commemoration of the first anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the Motherland.

The commemorative medal of the Consultative Committee for the Basic Law.

A poster produced by the Consultative Committee for the Basic Law, 1988.

4/4 – 25/5/2015*

Free admission

Venue
1/F Lobby, Hong Kong Museum of History

Jointly presented by
Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee
Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Co-organised by
Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
Hong Kong Museum of History

 

*Opening hours on 4 April: 5-7pm