The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s
Republic of China (Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People’s
Congress on April 4, 1990)
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Instrument A101

The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of
China
(Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National
People’s Congress on April 4, 1990
Promulgated by Order No. 26 of the President of the
People’s Republic of China on April 4, 1990
Effective as of July 1, 1997)
Editorial Notes:
1.	 This instrument was not given a chapter number under the Legislation
Publication Ordinance (Cap. 614). An unofficial reference number, however, is
assigned to this instrument in Hong Kong e-Legislation (http://www.elegislation.
gov.hk) for identification purposes. This also enables users to carry out a search
by reference to the unofficial reference number.
2.	 Please also see—
a.	 Decision of the National People’s Congress on the Basic Law of the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
(Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People’s Congress on
April 4, 1990) (see Instrument A104 in Hong Kong e-Legislation); and
b.	 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on
the English Text of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region of the People’s Republic of China (Adopted on June 28, 1990) (see
Instrument A105 in Hong Kong e-Legislation).

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