Reply To: Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (1990)

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The Central People’s Government (CPG) shall be responsible for the defence and the foreign affairs relating to the HKSAR. (BL Articles 13-14)

The CPG authorizes the HKSAR to conduct relevant external affairs on its own. (BL Article 13)

The HKSARG shall be responsible for the maintenance of public order in the Region. (BL Article 14)

National laws shall not be applied in the HKSAR except for those listed in Annex III to the Basic Law. Laws listed in Annex III shall be confined to those relating to defence and foreign affairs as well as other matters outside the limits of the autonomy of the HKSAR. The laws listed in Annex III shall be applied locally by way of promulgation or legislation by the HKSAR. (BL Article 18)

No department of the CPG and no province, autonomous region, or municipality directly under the Central Government may interfere in the affairs which the HKSAR administers on its own in accordance with the Basic Law. (BL Article 22)