The Political System of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
⽇期時間 : 2023年10⽉27⽇ （星期五）17:40 – 19:40
Date & Time: October 27, 2023 (Friday) 17:40 – 19:40
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong
Format: *Hybrid-mode – Online participation is available*
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In this talk, we will explore the political system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), which has been established based on Chapter 4 of the Hong Kong Basic Law. Chapter 4 outlines the governing institutions of the HKSAR and their interrelationships. The HKSAR’s political system is defined by administrative leadership under the “one country, two systems” principle, with the Chief Executive at its core. It also includes features such as checks and balances between legislative and administrative branches, their mutual cooperation, and judicial independence. The lecture will primarily focus on the challenges and issues in governance arising from the “dual-heads” status of the Chief Executive. Additionally, we will discuss institutional measures aimed at enhancing the Chief Executive’s accountability system, ultimately enabling the Chief Executive to effectively fulfill their intended functions.
夏正林，男，華南理工大學法學院教授、博士生導師。 第三屆廣東省十大中青年法學家（2020年）、華南理工大學教學名師（2021年）。 曾分別就讀於武漢大學（政治學學士學位）、南京大學（法學碩士學位）、中國人民大學（法學博士學位），師從韓大元、張千帆、童之偉等先生學習憲法學，在香港城市大學（2014）、香港大學（2018年）訪學。 兼任中國法學會憲法學研究會常務理事，廣東省法學會憲法學研究會副會長兼秘書長，廣東省人大常委會立法顧問，廣州市人大常委會立法顧問，廣州市委重大決策風險評估專家，在《法學研究》《中國法學》等權威和法學核心期刊發表文章數十篇，主持過國家社科基金、教育部專案多項專案，發表報刊文章100餘篇。
Zhenglin Xia is a Professor of Law at South China University of Technology. In 2020, he was recognized as one of the Top Ten Young Jurists in Guangdong Province. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Wuhan University, an LL.M. from Nanjing University, and a Ph.D. in Laws from Renmin University of China. Professor Xia currently holds several prestigious positions, including Executive Director of the Constitutional Studies Research Society of the China Law Society, Vice President and Secretary-General of the Constitutional Studies Research Society of the Guangdong Law Society, Legislative Advisor to the Standing Committee of both the Guangdong Provincial and Municipal People’s Congress, and Risk Assessment Expert for Major Decisions of the Guangzhou Municipal Party Committee. He has published numerous articles in authoritative legal journals such as the “Chinese Journal of Law” and “China Legal Science.” Additionally, he has presided over several projects funded by the National Social Science Fund and the Ministry of Education, contributing more than 100 newspaper and periodical articles to the field.