(a) no fewer than 5 and no more than 10 persons appointed by the Chief Executive;
(b) one public officer appointed by the Chief Executive; and
(c) the Director-General.
(2) The Chief Executive may appoint a person under subsection (1)(a) only if the personˇX
(a) is not a public officer;
(b) is ordinarily resident in Hong Kong and has been so resident for at least 7 years; and
(c) is, in the opinion of the Chief Executive, a person havingˇX
(i) extensive knowledge of, experience in or exposure to, communications services; or
(ii) knowledge of or experience in management, accounting, finance, education, law or community service, or such professional or other experience as would render the person suitable for the appointment.
(3) Subject to subsections (4), (5) and (6), a member appointed under subsection (1)(a) or (b) holds office for a period, not exceeding 3 years from the date of the appointment, as specified by the Chief Executive and is eligible for reappointment.
(4) A member of the Authority may resign at any time by notice in writing to the Chief Executive.
(5) The Chief Executive may by notice in writing declare the office of a member of the Authority to be vacant if the memberˇX
(a) has been absent from the meetings of the Authority without its permission for a continuous period longer than 3 months;
(b) becomes bankrupt or enters into a voluntary arrangement with his or her creditors, within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap 6);
(c) becomes incapacitated by physical or mental illness;
(d) ceases to be ordinarily resident in Hong Kong;
(e) fails to comply with section 13 or 14; or
(f) is otherwise unable or unfit to perform the functions of a member of the Authority.
(6) The office of a member of the Authority appointed under subsection (1)(a) becomes vacant if the member becomes a public officer.
(7) If any member of the Authority appointed under subsection (1)(a) resigns from the Authority or the office of any member of the Authority appointed under that subsection becomes vacant before the period of the memberˇ¦s appointment expires, the Chief Executive may appoint another person eligible to be appointed under that subsection to hold office until the expiry of the period for which that member was originally appointed.
(8) Despite the restriction on the number of persons under subsection (1)(a), if any member of the Authority appointed under that subsection is precluded by temporary absence or incapacity from performing the functions of a member of the Authority for any period, the Chief Executive may appoint another person eligible to be appointed under that subsection to hold office in place of that member during that period.
(9) A member appointed under subsection (7) or (8) has the same rights, powers, duties and liabilities as if the appointment had been made under subsection (1)(a).
(10) The Chief Executive may determine the remuneration and the terms and conditions of any appointment under this section.