Chinese customary law some aspects of chinese customary law apply in hong kong for example under section 13 of the new territories ordinance cap 97 the courts may recognize and enforce chinese customs or customary rights in relation to land in the new territories. For example under section 13 of the new territories ordinance cap 97 the courts may recognise and enforce chinese customs or customary rights in relation to land in the new territories and chinese law and custom is recognised in the legitimacy ordinance cap 184. Traditional chinese customary law is still applicable in hong kong in relation to land located in the new territories as well as to family matters and succession leading to many interesting questions sometimes with rather wide ranging practical implications. Another facet of the regulation of chinese customary land trust in hong kong is the difficulty hong kong courts confront when they attempt to adjudicate on matters concerning chinese customary laws. Hong kongs new territories hong kong oxford university press east asian historical monographs 1980 pp xvi 270 chinese customary rights with regard to land were recognized by law and the attempt to pass an ordinance to remove an office
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