The Commissioner's Office firmly opposes external forces' vilification and obstruction of the new electoral system of the HKSAR
2021/05/28
 

The spokesperson of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR expressed strong disapproval of and firm opposition against interfering remarks made by a very few foreign politicians maligning the passage of the Improving Electoral System (Consolidated Amendments) Bill 2021 ("the Bill") by the LegCo. These politicians, said the spokesperson, have blatantly distorted the truth, smeared China's efforts to improve Hong Kong's electoral system, and openly meddled with judicial proceedings in the HKSAR in total disregard of international law and basic norms governing international relations.

 

The spokesperson pointed out that the passage of the Bill by the LegCo has upheld the constitutional order of the HKSAR as established by the Constitution and the Basic Law, and earnestly implemented the principle that Hong Kong shall be administered by Hong Kong people with patriots as the mainstay. It has effectively protected the rights of Hong Kong permanent residents to vote and to stand for election, and will facilitate good governance in Hong Kong. The reasonable, legitimate, just and necessary step has gained popular support, and will usher in a new chapter of development and prosperity for Hong Kong and a new stage of success for "One Country, Two Systems".

 

The few foreign politicians, however, have turned a blind eye to the positive effects of the National Security Law for Hong Kong and the improvement of the electoral system, and to their own notorious human rights records at home and the malaise of their systems. Instead, they have persistently interfered with Hong Kong affairs and undermined "One Country, Two Systems" and Hong Kong's prosperity and stability on the pretext of democracy, human rights and values. But it only serves as another evidence of their hegemonic thinking and ulterior motives to sow trouble in Hong Kong.

 

The spokesperson once again urged the politicians in the relevant countries to stop endorsing anti-China troublemakers destabilizing Hong Kong, stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs as a whole, and abandon any futile attempt to gang up on China by forming so-called "value-based alliances" or blocs. No external interference will ever sway our determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, or ever weaken our commitment to fully and faithfully implementing "One Country, Two Systems". Nor will it reverse the historical trend towards greater stability and prosperity in Hong Kong.

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