Hong Kong - Constitution .
Established in accordance with the provisions of Article 31 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China under the principle of "one country, two systems", the socialist system and the system established for Hong Kong. The basic policies of the People's Republic of China regarding Hong Kong have been elaborated by the Chinese Government in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
Government & Related Organisations
Perhaps the most all-inclusive site on the internet relating to Hong Kong government at all levels.
Government Information Centre
Government bureaus and departments providing services to the public including employment & business services, funding schemes & government forms. Government notices, consultation papers and publications.
Hong Kong Government Information Centre.
Official Homepage of the Hong Kong Government.
Sino-British Joint Declaration
An excellent presentation of the Joint Declaration.
Legislative Council of the HKSAR
The Legislative Council's expansive powers and functions include entitlement to: enact, amend or repeal laws in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Law and legal procedures; examine and approve budgets introduced by the Government; approve taxation and public expenditure; receive and debate the policy addresses of the Chief Executive; raise questions on the work of the Government; debate any issue concerning public interests; endorse the appointment and removal of the judges of the Court of Final Appeal and the Chief Judge of the High Court; receive and handle complaints from Hong Kong residents; under certain circumstances impeach the Chief Jusitice of the Court of Final Appeal and summon, as required when exercising the foregoing powers and functions, persons concerned to testify or give evidence.
The Hong Kong Judiciary
Organization and function of the judiciary, statistics, guide to court services.
Department of Justice
Well presented site providing overview of the office of the Secretary for Justice, the Department of Justice, the legal system in Hong Kong and relating links. We suggest that you review the links within this site before dealing with the links set out below.
Secretary for Justice's Office
Law Drafting Division
Legal Policy Division
International Law Division
Administrative and Development Division
Intellectual Property Department, The Government of Hong Kong
Intellectual property laws and applicable forms. News, tenders & consultations. Information & study aids. FAQs.
Bilingual Laws Information System.
Database of the laws of Hong Kong, including an archive of amendments that is current within approximately two weeks.
Government Information Centre
Search engine allowing exploration of the entire government web or, via drop-down menu, individual areas of concern.
The Basic Law of Hong Kong
Basic law of the Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Includes the full text of the law and related court judgments.
Laws of the People's Republic of China
A research guide intended to help researchers find the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China.
Doing Business In Hong Kong
A general guide for investors, outlining some of the main issues which should be considered by one considering doing business in Hong Kong, and by their counsel.
Current Hong Kong News of Note.
The Information Services Department's online bulletin offers Government news, views and information in a dynamic and colourful way. It is one of a few Government-run daily news bulletins on the Internet with multimedia content.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
One of the essential sources for information relating to trade with Hong Kong.
Foreign Enterprise Taxes.
Procedures Governing the Administration of Computation and Payment of Income Taxes of Foreign-funded Enterprises and Foreign Enterprises.
School of Law - City University of Hong Kong.
A relatively new addition to the Pacific Rim legal scene. The school has a strong commitment to comparative research in Chinese Law, Common Law and the laws of other jurisdictions. ADR emphasis.
Hong Kong Bar Association
Rules and regulations, code of conduct, direct access rules, provisions for free legal services and more.
Hieros Gamos Hong Kong Law Firms
A listing of Hong Kong law firms assembled by Hieros Gamos. The author of this site is not in a position to endorse any firm or lawyer listed on this page.
Finding News About China
Links to sources of political, social and economic news about Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and Macau.
Timway Hong Kong Search Engine
The most popular Hong Kong search engine/directory. Yahoo type format. English language web pages must be accessed by clicking on the logo and then cliking on "English". If Timway does not have the information to meet your needs, it affords access to other large search engines.