‘One Country, Two Systems: Past, Present and Way Forward’ Forum Series
GE2018-52A/B/C
‘One Country, Two Systems: Past, Present and Way Forward’ Forum Series
「一國兩制的過去、現在與未來」論壇系列
香港特別行政區已踏進了《基本法》所說「五十年不變」的中段,你心中或許充滿疑問,渴望梳理歷史,思索前路。為此,我們請來不同界別的嘉賓,與你一同探討一國兩制,繼續未完的法律討論,直面23條立法和政改的討論,展望一國兩制的未來。讓我們在變遷中的世界裏,找回自己的立足點,留給香港一個更美好的明天。
 
The HKSAR is approaching the half-way mark of the "way of life shall remain unchanged for 50 years", as stipulated in the Basic Law (Article five). The forum series will bring together a number of expert speakers to discuss the issues surrounding One Country, Two Systems (OCTS). We will continue the unfinished legal discussion, look into the matters of the Article 23 legislation and political reform, and the future of OCTS. Let’s see how we can leave Hong Kong more beautiful, and more bountiful, in today’s ever-changing world.
 
This forum series consists of a training session ‘Let’s Ask the Right Questions’.
 
Co-organisers:
General Education, Centre of Development and Resources for Students, The University of Hong Kong
Law Association, HKUSU
Hong Kong Vision Project, HKPRI


GE2018-52A
一國兩制的過去:未完的法律討論
The Past of OCTS: an unfinished legal discussion
 
《基本法》起草的諮詢工作,是香港有史以來時間最長、規模最大的諮詢。香港的政治體制、《基本法》解釋權等問題,在當時的社會裏曾經引起激烈討論;但各種觀點之間的差異和矛盾,並不能在《基本法》的草擬過程中完全化解。這些未曾完成的討論,部分隨着一國兩制的實踐而得出答案,部分問題被延擱,部分則繼續在社會上發酵。《基本法》作為同時屬於大陸法和普通法體系的法律文件,中央政府與香港人對於如何將之落實,往往出現不同見解。
我們將於這節論壇與嘉賓回顧《基本法》起草過程所涉及的討論、評析《基本法》的實踐,以及兩套法制之間的關係。
 
The consultation for the drafting of the Basic Law was the longest and largest consultation in Hong Kong history. Questions over Hong Kong’s political system and the power to interpret the Basic Law triggered fierce debate, but the disparities and conflicts among perspectives were not thoroughly resolved during the drafting process. Some of these unresolved questions were answered with the implementation of OCTS, while others were overlooked or have been simmering in the public sphere.
The Basic Law is a legal document pertaining both to the continental and common law systems. The Central People’s Government and Hong Kong people often have different ideas about its implementation.
In this session, we will look back on the discussions that arose from the Basic Law drafting process and we shall analyse the implementation of the  Basic Law and the relationship between the two legal systems.
 
Moderator: Prof. Johannes Chan SC 陳文敏教授 (Professor of Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, HKU)
Speakers:
Dr. Lee Hoey Simon 李浩然博士
 (Member for the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee of the HKSAR Government)
and more to be announced.
 
Date: 21/2 (Thu)
Time: 18:45 – 20:45
Venue: CYPP3
Language: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 14/2)

Online registration starts at 10:00 on 18/1 (Fri):
For HKU students and staff – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=62067
For alumni and public – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=62068


GE2018-52B
一國兩制的實踐:憲制責任與人權
The Implementation of OCTS: constitutional duty and human rights
 
《基本法》23條立法涉及保障國家安全和人權之間的平衡,過去香港社會未曾就以上問題找到各方接受的平衡點。近年,部分意見指23條立法具迫切性,特區應盡快履行憲制責任;但社會上亦同時有人提出,普選同樣是特區政府憲制責任,應盡早落實。特區政府強調重啟討論需看社會條件,然而何謂有利的社會條件?我們又應如何處理民生與政治之間的優次問題?
嘉賓會以法律和政治兩個角度,分析23條立法所牽涉的原則性問題、《國際人權公約》和《基本法》的關係,以及特區過去在落實《基本法》憲制責任以及推動憲制改革所遇到的困難,並探討重啟23條立法和政改的時機、條件和空間。
 
The legislation regarding Article 23 of the Basic Law involves the balance between the protection of national security and the manifestation of rights and freedoms. Over the years, Hong Kong society has been unable to find an equilibrium accepted by all parties. In recent years, some have voiced the opinion that the Article 23 legislation is an urgent matter and that the HKSAR should fulfil its constitutional duties as soon as possible; others contend that universal suffrage is as important a constitutional duty for the HKSAR Government (HKSARG) and should be enacted without undue delay. The HKSARG stresses that the relaunch of discussions depends on social conditions – but what exactly are they? How should we manage the prioritisation between people’s livelihoods and political issues?
Analysing this issue from the legal and political perspectives, our guests will talk about questions concerning the principles of the Article 23 legislation, the relationship between the International Bill of Human Rights and the Basic Law, the difficulties that the HKSAR faces in the implementation of its Basic Law constitutional duties, and the promotion of constitutional reform, as well as the timing, conditions, and room for relaunching the Article 23 legislation and political reform.
 
Moderator: Mr. Jasper Tsang 曾鈺成先生 (Vice Chairman of HKPRI and Convenor of Hong Kong Vision Project; Former President of LegCo)
Speakers:
Mrs. Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee, GBS, JP 葉劉淑儀 GBS, JP (Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils; Chair, New People's Party)
Hon Dennis Kwok 郭榮鏗議員 (Member of the Legislative Council)
Mr. James Tien
 田北俊先生 (Honorary Chairman, Liberal Party)
 
Date: 26/2 (Tue)
Time: 18:45 – 20:45
Venue: CYPP3
Language: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 19/2)

Online registration starts at 10:00 on 18/1 (Fri):
For HKU students and staff – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=62070
For alumni and public – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=62071


GE2018-52C
一國兩制的價值與未來
The Value and Future of OCTS
 
一國兩制之下,香港的制度、價值、文化和對外聯繫,為其發展提供了各種可能性。但隨着兩地經濟和政治形勢的轉變,兩種制度之間如何持續互惠互利、香港如何維持其獨特性和國際性,逐漸成為一道難題。「50年不變」已走到一半,一國兩制對於各方而言有何價值,又可以如何走下去?
不同的嘉賓將於這場論壇分享他們各自經驗,回顧他們如何運用一國兩制的空間,豐富香港這一制的內涵,並增強香港對中國內地,以至世界的價值。展望未來,香港應保留和發展甚麼價值?
 
Under OCTS, Hong Kong’s systems, values, culture, and external ties provide the city with various possibilities for development. Yet, as the economic and political situations of the two actors change, problems arise as to how the two systems might continue to produce mutual benefits and how Hong Kong will maintain its uniqueness and internationality. Hong Kong is now at the half-way point of its way of life remainig ‘unchanged for 50 years’. What, then, is the value of OCTS for each side, and what will happen as the years roll on?
In this session, guests will share their experience, review how they enriched the content and meaning of the Hong Kong ‘system’ by leveraging the room OCTS provides and how they strengthened Hong Kong’s value to mainland China and the world. Looking ahead, what values should Hong Kong preserve and develop?
 
Moderator: Mr. Kevin Lau 劉進圖先生 (Creative Content Director, One Media Group)
Speakers:
Prof. Lui Tai Lok 呂大樂教授 (Vice President (Research and Development); Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies; Director of the Academy of Hong Kong Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Sung Yun-Wing 宋恩榮教授 (Professor, Department of Economics and Associate Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK)
Ms. Ada Wong JP 黃英琦女士 (Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute; Convenor & Director, Good Lab Foundation; Director, Ednovators; Supervisor, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity)
 
Date: 27/2 (Wed)
Time: 18:45 – 20:45
Venue: CYPP3
Language: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 22/2)

Online registration starts at 10:00 on 18/1 (Fri):
For HKU students and staff – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=62073
For alumni and public – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=62075
(21 Feb 2019)
《基本法》起草的諮詢工作,是香港有史以來時間最長、規模最大的諮詢。香港的政治體制、《基本法》解釋權等問題,在當時的社會裏曾經引起激烈討論;但各種觀點之間的差異和矛盾,並不能在《基本法》的草擬過程中完全化解。這些未曾完成的討論,部分隨着一國兩制的實踐而得出答案,部分問題被延擱,部分則繼續在社會上發酵。《基本法》作為同時屬於大陸法和普通法體系的法律文件,中央政府與香港人對於如何將之落實,往往出現不同見解。
我們將於這節與嘉賓回顧《基本法》起草過程所涉及的討論、評析《基本法》的實踐,以及兩套法制之間的關係。
這節是「一國兩制的過去、現在與未來」論壇系列的一部分。

The consultation for the drafting of the Basic Law was the longest and largest consultation in Hong Kong history. Questions over Hong Kong’s political system and the power to interpret the Basic Law triggered fierce debate, but the disparities and conflicts among perspectives were not thoroughly resolved during the drafting process. Some of these unresolved questions were answered with the implementation of OCTS, while others were overlooked or have been simmering in the public sphere.
The Basic Law is a legal document pertaining both to the continental and common law systems. The Central People’s Government and Hong Kong people often have different ideas about its implementation.
In this session, we will look back on the discussions that arose from the Basic Law drafting process and we shall analyse the implementation of the Basic Law and the relationship between the two legal systems.
This is part of the ‘One Country, Two Systems: Past, Present and Way Forward’ Forum Series.

Co-organisers:
General Education, Centre of Development and Resources for Students, The University of Hong Kong
Law Association, HKUSU
Hong Kong Vision Project, HKPRI

Registration:
For HKU students and staff – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=62067
For alumni and public – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=62068

Speaker(s) 講師: Dr. Lee Hoey Simon, MH. 李浩然博士
Mr. Martin Lee Chu-ming SC 李柱銘資深大律師
Moderator: Prof. Johannes Chan SC 陳文敏教授
Medium 語言: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 14/2)
(26 Feb 2019)
《基本法》23條立法涉及保障國家安全和人權之間的平衡,過去香港社會未曾就以上問題找到各方接受的平衡點。近年,部分意見指23條立法具迫切性,特區應盡快履行憲制責任;但社會上亦同時有人提出,普選同樣是特區政府憲制責任,應盡早落實。特區政府強調重啟討論需看社會條件,然而何謂有利的社會條件?我們又應如何處理民生與政治之間的優次問題?
嘉賓會以法律和政治兩個角度,分析23條立法所牽涉的原則性問題、《國際人權公約》和《基本法》的關係,以及特區過去在落實《基本法》憲制責任以及推動憲制改革所遇到的困難,並探討重啟23條立法和政改的時機、條件和空間。
 
The legislation regarding Article 23 of the Basic Law involves the balance between the protection of national security and the manifestation of rights and freedoms. Over the years, Hong Kong society has been unable to find an equilibrium accepted by all parties. In recent years, some have voiced the opinion that the Article 23 legislation is an urgent matter and that the HKSAR should fulfil its constitutional duties as soon as possible; others contend that universal suffrage is as important a constitutional duty for the HKSAR Government (HKSARG) and should be enacted without undue delay. The HKSARG stresses that the relaunch of discussions depends on social conditions – but what exactly are they? How should we manage the prioritisation between people’s livelihoods and political issues?
Analysing this issue from the legal and political perspectives, our guests will talk about questions concerning the principles of the Article 23 legislation, the relationship between the International Bill of Human Rights and the Basic Law, the difficulties that the HKSAR faces in the implementation of its Basic Law constitutional duties, and the promotion of constitutional reform, as well as the timing, conditions, and room for relaunching the Article 23 legislation and political reform.

Registration:
For HKU students and staff – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=62070
For alumni and public – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=62071

Co-organisers: 
General Education, Centre of Development and Resources for Students, The University of Hong Kong
Law Association, HKUSU
Hong Kong Vision Project, HKPRI

Speaker(s) 講師: Hon Regina Ip 葉劉淑儀議員
Hon Dennis Kwok 郭榮鏗議員
Mr. James Tien 田北俊先生
Moderator: Mr. Jasper Tsang 曾鈺成先生
Medium 語言: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 19/2)
Forum (27 Feb 2019)
一國兩制之下,香港的制度、價值、文化和對外聯繫,為其發展提供了各種可能性。但隨着兩地經濟和政治形勢的轉變,兩種制度之間如何持續互惠互利、香港如何維持其獨特性和國際性,逐漸成為一道難題。「50年不變」已走到一半,一國兩制對於各方而言有何價值,又可以如何走下去?
不同的嘉賓將於這場論壇分享他們各自經驗,回顧他們如何運用一國兩制的空間,豐富香港這一制的內涵,並增強香港對中國內地,以至世界的價值。展望未來,香港應保留和發展甚麼價值?
 
Under OCTS, Hong Kong’s systems, values, culture, and external ties provide the city with various possibilities for development. Yet, as the economic and political situations of the two actors change, problems arise as to how the two systems might continue to produce mutual benefits and how Hong Kong will maintain its uniqueness and internationality. Hong Kong is now at the half-way point of its way of life remainig ‘unchanged for 50 years’. What, then, is the value of OCTS for each side, and what will happen as the years roll on?
In this session, guests will share their experience, review how they enriched the content and meaning of the Hong Kong ‘system’ by leveraging the room OCTS provides and how they strengthened Hong Kong’s value to mainland China and the world. Looking ahead, what values should Hong Kong preserve and develop?

Registration:
For HKU students and staff – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=62073
For alumni and public – https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=62075

Co-organisers: 
General Education, Centre of Development and Resources for Students, The University of Hong Kong
Law Association, HKUSU
Hong Kong Vision Project, HKPRI
Speaker(s) 講師: Prof. Lui Tai Lok 呂大樂教授
Prof. Sung Yun-Wing 宋恩榮教授
Ms. Ada Wong JP 黃英琦女士
Moderator: Mr. Kevin Lau 劉進圖先生
Medium 語言: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 22/2)