An overview

An overview of the special administrative region, its geography, political make-up, legal system and courts.

Hong Kong :: The courts

Members of the judiciary are independent of the executive and legislative branches of government …

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Hong Kong :: The Constitution

Hong Kong’s constitutional framework is provided by the Basic Law, which was enacted by the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in accordance with the Constitution of the PRC …

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Hong Kong :: Legal system

The legal system of Hong Kong is different to that of mainland China and is based on the common law, supplemented by local legislation …

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Hong Kong :: Profile

Hong Kong is located on the south-eastern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea …

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