What Chinese territory continued its common law system, even after it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997?
Hong Kong officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of East Asia. Macau lies across the delta to the west, and the Chinese province of Guangdong borders the territory to the north. With a total land area of 1,106 square kilometres (427 sq mi) and a population of over 7.3 million of various nationalities, it ranks as the world’s fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory.
The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is the constitutional document of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Being a national law of the People’s Republic of China,the Basic Law was adopted on 4 April 1990 by the Seventh National People’s Congress and signed by President Yang Shangkun.
The Basic Law went into effect on 1 July 1997 when the sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, replacing the Hong Kong’s colonial constitution comprising the Letters Patent and the Royal Instructions.