Article 1: The Imperial lineage of the Great Qing Empire is unchangeable for all generations.
Article 2: The Emperor is sacred and inviolable.
Article 3: The powers of the Emperor are limited to the provisions of the Constitution.
Article 4: The line of succession to the Throne is provided by the Constitution.
Article 5: The Constitution is drafted and passed by the Office of the High Counsellors and promulgated by the Emperor.
Article 6: The power to propose revision of the Constitution belongs to the parliament.
Article 7: The members of the above body are elected by the citizens from those with special statutory qualifications,
Article 8: The Prime Minister is elected by the parliament and appointed by the Emperor. Other Ministers of State Affairs are chosen by the prime minister and appointed by the Emperor. The Imperial Family may not act as Prime Minister, other Ministers of State Affairs or chief executives of any province.
Article 9: When the Prime Minister is impeached by the parliament, and the parliament is not dissolved, the cabinet resigns. But one cabinet may not dissolve parliament twice.
Article 10: The Emperor directly commands the Army and the Navy. But when it is used domestically, special conditions decided by the parliament shall be complied with, otherwise, they may not be dispatched.
Article 11: Laws may not be replaced by imperial orders, except for emergency orders and under specified conditions, this is limited to the implementation of laws and matters delegated by law.
Article 12: International treaties that are not decided upon by parliament, may not be concluded. But concluding peace and declaring war, when not during periods when parliament is in session, shall be recognized retroactively by parliament
Article 13: The administrative system and administration rules shall be determined by law.
Article 14: Where the budget of a year, is not decided by parliament, expenses may not be paid according to the previous year’s budget. Within budget bills, there may not be fixed annual expenditures; outside of the budget bill, there may be no irregular financial arrangements.
Article 15: The determination, increase and decrease of the expenses of the Imperial House, is to be decided by Parliament.
Article 16: The great ceremonies of the Imperial House may not conflict with the Constitution
Article 17: The State judicial organs are organized by the two houses of Parliament
Article 18: Matters decided by Parliament shall be promulgated by the Emperor
Article 19: As long as Parliament is not opened, the Office of the High Counsellors shall apply the above Articles 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 18.