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Club Lunch: The Implications of Beijing’s Recent Interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law

 The Implications of Beijing’s Recent

Interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law
Dennis Kwok
Member, Legislative Council 
Ronny Tong
Former Chairman, HK Bar Association
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) recently stepped in at a local court case by issuing its interpretation of Hong Kong’s mini-constitution to block two pro-independence lawmakers from retaking their oaths. The move has created intense uncertainty over the city’s judicial independence, rule of law and the state of “One Country, Two Systems.”

The speakers discussed how these events could impact the city now and in future. They will also share their views on how we should move forward.

Mr. Dennis Kwok, a barrister, is a member of Hong Kong Legislative Council and has represented the Legal functional constituency since 2012. He is also a founding member of Civic Party.

Mr. Ronny Tong, Senior Counsel, served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001 and was elected as a member of the Legislative Council in 2004 from the New Territories East Constituency. His final term ended on 30th September, 2015.  He is Convener of his think tank, Path of Democracy.


Speaker: Dennis Kwok, Member, Legislative Council and Ronny Tong, Former Chairman, HK Bar Association,

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