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Loose-leaf Edition of the Laws of Hong Kong

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BLIS (Bilingual Laws Information System)

BLIS is an electronic database of the legislation of Hong Kong. It is established and updated by the Department of Justice.

BLIS provides

  • bilingual texts of Ordinances and subsidiary legislation in force on or after 30 June 1997 (including the current version and past versions dating back to 30 June 1997);
  • full text search functions and customized search functions;
  • viewing of legislation either on a provision-by-provision basis, or whole enactment basis.

BLIS updating

The text of the legislation in BLIS is up to date, except individual provisions that have a pencil mark [pencil mark] before their headings. Amendments that came into effect on or after 16 November 2017 have yet to be incorporated in those provisions.

Note: Please visit Hong Kong e-Legislation ( for a more updated version of consolidated Hong Kong legislation.