| Commentary

34 China: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

| Commentary

34 China: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established pursuant to the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 and the former British dependency was transferred to China on 1 July 1997.

The copyright legislation of the Hong Kong SAR is contained in the Chapter 528 Copyright Ordinance of 1 June 2011. This is based on the United Kingdom copyright legislation that was in force as at the date the Hong Kong SAR was transferred to China before the implementation of Council Directive (EC) 93/83 (now superseded by 2006/115) and Council Directive (EC) 93/98 (now

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