Photo taken on June 29, 2021 shows China's national flags and flags of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on a street in China's Hong Kong. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
Hong Kong has been given a new impetus to leverage its strengths under the guidance of a landmark resolution of the Communist Party of China, the city’s political and business leaders said.
The Party on Tuesday issued the resolution that outlined the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC’s 100 years of endeavors. The document wasadopted at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, held from Nov 8-11 in Beijing.
The practice of “one country, two systems” has been a resounding success with the Party’s efforts to fully, firmly and accurately implement the principle, the resolution says. This included a series of measures to help Hong Kong restore peace and order from protest violence and establish an administrative framework led by patriots, it says.
Making remarks at a seminar upon the release of the resolution, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that with the strong support of the central government, Hong Kong has gotten back on track with the “one country, two systems” principle and has received abundant opportunities
With the support of the central government, Hong Kong and Macao are achieving rapid integration into the country’s overall development and serving as major parts of the high-quality development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The two special administrative regions are also on the way to improving people’s lives and fostering greater patriotism and a stronger sense of national identity among their people, the resolution continues.
Making remarks at a seminar upon the release of the resolution, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that with the strong support of the central government, Hong Kong has gotten back on track with the “one country, two systems” principle and has received abundant opportunities.
Lam said she believes there is no better time than now to forge aheadand achieve even greater success. The SAR government has put forward groundbreaking proposals, including the development of a “Northern Metropolis” in the border areas adjacent to Shenzhen, to chart a new direction for the long-term development of Hong Kong.
She added that under the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong”, which was cheered in the resolution, she hopes the new Legislative Council to be elected on Dec 19 will do better reflecting public opinion and supervising the special administrative region government.
Women and children wave the national flags and HKSAR flags at an event in Tsim Sha Tsui to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. (RAYMOND CHAN/CHINA DAILY)
Tam Yiu-chung, a member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, said the past achievements and experiences concluded by the sixth plenary session are conducive to the continued success of the “one country, two systems” policy
Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said the Department of Justice will work fully in line with the Party’s vision to advancing law-based governance in Hong Kong.
The Department of Justice will strengthen the cultivation of legal professionals who have a broad international scope and a strong sense of national identity, who will contribute to the nation’s rule of law development, and who will safeguard its sovereignty, security, and development interests, Cheng said.
Tam Yiu-chung, a member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, said the past achievements and experiences concluded by the sixth plenary session are conducive to the continued success of the “one country, two systems” policy.
Tam said the resolution shows that the central government has maintained clear and consistent policies toward Hong Kong. He said he believes that it will continue to support the long-term stability and prosperity of the city, as well as the successful implementation of “one country, two systems”.
Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, vicechairman of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association, said the resolution indicates the future development direction of Hong Kong, as it stated that the nation will fully support the city’s integration into national development and will improve people’s livelihoods.
Noting “patriots administering Hong Kong” is the prerequisite for the city’s long-term stability and prosperity, Wong said that more efforts should be made to improve the education and administrative structure.
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