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Published: 20:13, May 09, 2022 | Updated: 20:18, May 09, 2022
Liaison chief: John Lee choice of the people
By Shadow Li
Published:20:13, May 09, 2022 Updated:20:18, May 09, 2022 By Shadow Li

Luo Huining (right), director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, greets Chief Executive-elect John Lee Ka-chiu during his courtesy call on May 9, 2022. (PHOTO / LIAISON OFFICE OF THE CENTRAL PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT IN THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION)

The central government’s liaison chief in the city, Luo Huining, on Monday said Chief Executive-elect John Lee Ka-chiu, who secured over 99 percent of all ballots cast on Sunday, was not only the choice of the Election Committee, but also of the Hong Kong public. 

Luo made the remarks after meeting with Lee, who paid courtesy calls on four central government institutions in the city on Monday, including the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 

Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said the election, conducted in a fair, lawful and just manner, has again let the public see the advancement through and strengths of the improved electoral system

Luo, director of the liaison office, said the election, conducted in a fair, lawful and just manner, has again let the public see the advancement through and strengths of the improved electoral system. It also showcased the bright future that awaits the city on its journey toward Hong Kong-style democracy. 

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Luo said Hong Kong is at a critical juncture, evolving from chaos to order and prosperity. 

Noting that the nation’s 14th Five-year plan lays out important roles envisaged for Hong Kong, Luo called on the new-term government and the city’s various sectors to seize the historic opportunity to give full play to Hong Kong’s inherent advantages and enable it to scale new heights. 

Luo said the liaison office, as one of the central government’s offices in the city, will continue to uphold the principle of “one country, two systems”, with “Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong” with a high degree of autonomy to firmly safeguard the order established by the Constitution and the Basic Law of the Hong Kong SAR. 

The liaison office will, as always, render its full support to the chief executive and the HKSAR government in their leadership of the city in accordance with the law, and in their implementation of measures to maintain the city’s long-term stability and prosperity, Luo said.  

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The deputy directors of the liaison office also attended the meeting with Lee. 


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