Hong Kong in the Wider Constitutional Order

Course Schedule

UGCP1002 Hong Kong in the Wider Constitutional Order

Video lectures and online assignments

  • The video lectures, including an introduction and five main modules, will be uploaded to Blackboard in sequence. While the video lectures will be available for students’ viewing at any time after being uploaded, the online assignment for a module must be completed within a specified period.
  • To better schedule their learning, students enrolled in the course are advised to view the video lectures to complete the online assignments before the submission deadlines and submit them through Blackboard.

Optional consultation sessions

  • Consultation sessions will be conducted to help students achieve a better understanding of the video lectures and required readings.
  • The consultation sessions are optional. Students are welcome to raise questions and reflect on the contents of individual modules in these sessions.
  • The schedule and zoom meeting details of the consultation sessions will be posted on Blackboard.


First Term of 2023-24: 4 September 2023 – 2 December 2023

Week Video Lecture Online Assignment


Module I:    Basic Concepts and Themes
Module II: China’s Rise: A Bicentennial Perspective
II-1.            State Capacity and Economic Development
II-2.            The Decline of Old China
Uploading date: 4/9/2023

Assignment 1
Posting period: 4/9/2023-24/9/2023
Submission deadline: 24/9/2023, 23:59




II-3.            The Rise of New China and its Global
II-4.            “The March of the Volunteers”: The Birth of the National Anthem
Module III: One Country, Two Systems: Past and Present
III-1.           The Constitution of New China
Uploading date: 25/9/2023

Assignment 1
Posting period: 25/9/2023-8/10/2023
Submission deadline: 8/10/2023, 23:59



III-2.           One Country, Two Systems: its Strategic Objectives and Core Features
III-3.           The Constitution of PRC, The Basic Law of HKSAR and “One Country, Two Systems”
Module IV: National Security in the Wider Constitutional Order
IV-1A.        Financial Security: Financial Stability of Hong Kong
Uploading date: 9/10/2023

Assignment 3
Posting period: 9/10/2023-22/10/2023
Submission deadline: 22/10/2023, 23:59



IV-1B.        Information Security: The Bigger Picture-Do You Trust Your Big Data? 
IV-2.              The Constitution and National Security
Uploading date: 23/10/2023

Assignment 4
Posting period: 23/10/2023-5/11/2023
Submission deadline: 5/11/2023, 23:59



IV-3.           Law as Safeguard: General Principles of HKNSL
IV-4.           National Security Framework Cases
Uploading date: 6/11/2023

Assignment 5
Posting period: 6/11/2023-19/11/2023
Submission deadline: 19/11/2023, 23:59






An in-person final examination will be held during the centralized course examination period.