Hong Kong is approaching the half-way mark of the “remained unchanged for 50 years” stipulated in the Basic Law. It is now facing a global and local political environment far more complicated than ever, which has posed unprecedented challenges to “One Country, Two Systems” and the governance of Hong Kong: On the one hand, the political system and the policy process of the HKSAR have fallen short of responding effectively to the rapid-changing global environment and the ever-increasing social conflicts. On the other hand, the promulgation of Hong Kong National Security Law and the central government’s increasing concerns over the affairs of Hong Kong have triggered vigorous debates on the constitutional order of the HKSAR. Controversies arising from such debates are in urgent need of analyses and clarifications.
The Centre for Constitutional Affairs and Governance (CCAG) aims at providing concrete solutions for improving the governance of Hong Kong, through conducting related researches, hosting events, facilitating opinion exchanges among experts. scholars and other stakeholders from Hong Kong, the Mainland and other parts of the world, as well as engaging in theory-building and analysis. With the support from various experts and community leaders, CPEG aims at fostering value creation, public education and engagement, as well as better governance by way of cross-sectoral dialogues and collaboration.