Chapter XI. System of Local Government
Section 2. The Hsien
The hsien shall enforce hsien self-government.
A hsien may convoke a hsien assembly to enact, in accordance with the General Principles of Provincial and Hsien Self-Government, hsien self-government regulations, provided the said regulations are not in conflict with the Constitution or with provincial self-government regulations.
The people of the hsien shall, in accordance with law, exercise the rights of initiative and referendum in matters within the sphere of hsien self-government, and shall, in accordance with law, exercise the rights of election and recall of the magistrate and other hsien self-government officials.
In the hsien, there shall be a hsien council. Members of the hsien council shall be elected by the people of the hsien.
The legislative power of the hsien shall be exercised by the hsien council.
Hsien rules and regulations that are in conflict with national laws, or with provincial rules and regulations, shall be null and void.
In the hsien, there shall be a hsien government with a hsien magistrate who shall be elected by the people of the hsien.
The hsien magistrate shall have charge of hsien self-government and shall administer matters delegated to the hsien by the central or provincial government.
The provisions governing the hsien shall apply mutatis mutandis to the municipality.