The third is about the organs subject to judicial review. Since Hong Kong has a written constitution, courts in Hong Kong can conduct constitutional review and review the constitutionality of legislative acts quite frequently. This authority is believed by the courts, the legal professions, as well as scholars to have existed even before the change of sovereignty. After this change, the courts have continued to exercise such power even though scholars from mainland China are dubious of the existence of such constitutional review authority under the Basic Law. Despite such challenges from some mainland scholars, it is well established and accepted in Hong Kong that courts can review the constitutionality of legislative acts.

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