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Constitution of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong: April 4, 1990 (China [cn])

Constitution of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong: April 4, 1990 (China [cn])

Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

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From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 October 2019

Hong Kong has been part of the territory of China since ancient times; it was occupied by Britain after the Opium War in 1840. On 19 December 1984, the Chinese and British Governments signed the Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong , affirming that the Government of the People's Republic of China will resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong with effect from 1 July 1997, thus fulfilling the long-cherished common aspiration of the Chinese people for the recovery of Hong Kong. Upholding national unity and territorial integrity, maintaining the...
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