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5 PDFTitle:OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ORDINANCEGazette Number:
Section:3Heading:Official languages and their status and useVersion Date:30/06/1997

(1) The English and Chinese languages are declared to be the official languages of Hong Kong for the purposes of communication between the Government or any public officer and members of the public and for court proceedings. (Amended 51 of 1995 s. 2)
(2) The official languages possess equal status and, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, enjoy equality of use for the purposes set out in subsection (1).