July 1 Forum by Higher Institutions – ‘One Country Two Systems: a Dead-End or a Way Out in Our Future’


“One Country Two Systems” was brought into implementation with the Basic Law since July 1, 1997. After 21 years, both the executive and legislative branch have fallen, yet we continue to stand by the rule of law and the value of judicial independence. However, our law looks fragile against the Chinese regime: from the NPCSC interpretations and the “co-location arrangement”, to the legislation of the National Anthem Law and Article 23 in our near future. Can our law and legal values stand against the pressure from the Chinese regime? Is “One Country Two Systems” dead, or is the design of “One Country Two Systems” bound to be failed from the very beginning? Is there a way out to the justice and rights we have been longed for under “One Country Two Systems”?

The students’ unions of higher institutions are holding a forum at the night of July 1 to discuss the above issues and revisit “One Country Two Systems” by delving into recent legal disputes, henceforth rethink the relationship between “One Country Two Systems” and the future of our city. The details are as follows –

Date: 1 July 2018 (Sunday)

Time:19:00 – 21:00 (entry starts at 1830)

Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, the University of Hong Kong

Theme of the Forum: ‘One Country Two Systems: a Dead-End or a Way Out in Our Future’

Guest: Mr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, MH (Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong), Dr Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee (Barrister), Mr Lewis Loud (Writer), Mr Leung Chung-hang (Convenor of Youngspiration), Mr Cheng Lap (Merchant and Columnist)

Language: Cantonese (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

Students of higher institutions and the public are welcome to join. As seats are limited, please fill in the following form if you would like to attend the event:
*This forum has no prior seat assignment
*Students of Higher Institution enjoy prior entry

If you have any enquiries, please contact Vice-President (External) of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Jordan PANG Ka Ho (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).

City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union, Hang Seng Management College Students’ Union, Interim Executive Committee of The Student Union of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union, The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Law Association, HKUSU