Basic Law Quiz Competition Final and Prize Presentation Ceremony held today (with photos)

     Jointly organised by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB), the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (CPCE) and the Working Group on Local Community under the Constitution and Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, the Basic Law Quiz Competition Final and Prize Presentation Ceremony was held today (March 11). The quiz competition this year received an overwhelming response, attracting a record-breaking number of over 32 000 participants.

     Speaking at the ceremony, the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, said that the Government of the People's Republic of China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong with effect from July 1, 1997, and established the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in accordance with the provisions of Article 31 of the Constitution. Both the Constitution and the Basic Law form the constitutional basis of the HKSAR. The National People's Congress passed the Decision of the National People's Congress on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for the HKSAR to Safeguard National Security and the Decision of the National People's Congress on improving the electoral system of the HKSAR in 2020 and 2021 respectively, authorising the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to establish the National Security Law and amend the Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law, which safeguarded the national security and improved the electoral system, implemented "patriots administering Hong Kong" and achieved a major transition from chaos to order. 

     She added that it is now the pivotal moment of Hong Kong's new journey on advancing from stability to prosperity. Bureaux and departments of the HKSAR Government have been dedicated to enhancing public understanding of the Constitution, the Basic Law and the National Security Law.  

     The quiz competition covered the relationship between the Constitution and the Basic Law, the Basic Law and its history and the National Security Law. The competition comprises the Family, Senior Primary School, Secondary School and Open categories. To tie in with the quiz competition, the organisers hosted two seminars from January to February to introduce to secondary school teachers and students the Constitution and the Basic Law.

     The HYAB has been working closely with the CPCE in promoting the Constitution, the Basic Law and the National Security Law at the community level through various channels and means, including issuing publications, creating websites and social media pages, producing promotional videos, organising competitions, seminars and exhibitions, as well as sponsoring eligible organisations to organise various promotional and exchange activities on civic and national education.

Ends/Saturday, March 11, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:30