June 22 - 28, 2017

Arts & Culture

First world museum summit

Hong Kong’s first summit gathering of museum professionals took place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre (June 26-27). Speakers from some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, took the stage to discuss how the museum world is being transformed in the digital age. 


New York bar now open in Hong Kong

"Employees Only", an award-winning New York-based bar and restaurant, opened its first Hong Kong outlet in Lan Kwai Fong, serving its trademark complex free-pour cocktails. Co-founder Igor Hadzismajlovic said Hong Kong, as a global capital of commerce, culture and dining, is a natural and obvious fit for the Asian expansion of the brand. 


Eric Tsang to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Hong Kong acclaimed actor and producer Eric Tsang, who recently won the Best Supporting Actor award for "Mad World" at the Hong Kong Film Awards, will be presented with the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 New York Asian Film Festival (July 12). He will meet with the audience at the screening of "Mad World". A total of 10 Hong Kong films will be screened under the banner "Hong Kong Panorama" at the Festival. 

20A Celebrations in NYC

“From Hong Kong with Love” at Carnegie Hall

The 20A concert “From Hong Kong with Love”, on July 8, will feature the world debut of a promising young pianist as well as performances by notable Hong Kong musicians based in New York. The mix of piano, violin and clarinet with Chinese musical instruments – pipa and erhu – will provide an eclectic East-meets-West vibe. The select choice of works by Schubert, Liszt, Rachmaninoff etc will promise an unforgettable night for the celebrations. Ticketing details are here.

Basic Law

The Basic Law (BL) is the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Put into effect on July 1, 1997, it enshrines within a legal document the important concept of “One Country, Two Systems". 

Q: Does the HKSAR enjoy executive, legislative and independent judicial powers ?

A: Yes. The NPC authorises the HKSAR to exercise a high degree of autonomy and enjoy executive, legislative and independent judicial powers, including that of final adjudication. The Chief Executive heads the HKSAR, and the Executive Council, consisting of members appointed by the Chief Executive, assists the Chief Executive in policy making. The legislature, which is constituted by election, enacts legislation, while the judiciary exercises judicial power independently free from interference. (BL Articles 2; 16; 17; 19; 43; 54; 55; 66; 68; 73; 85)

Hong Kong Basic Law


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