Mar 11, 2022
While Hong Kong spares no effort in fighting this epidemic, many national leaders including Vice Premier Mr. Han Zheng and Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Aff
airs Office of the State Council Mr. Xia Bao Long have repeatedly expressed their concern, sincere care and encouragement for all Hong Kong people through the Hong Kong deputies to National People’s Congress (NPC) during the plenary session. The Central Authorities takes substantial steps to support us in anti-epidemic work, once again given Hong Kong strong reassurance that we can curb the epidemic with the staunch support of the Central Authorities and assumability of the HKSAR Government's main responsibility.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover. The working report of the Standing Committee of the NPC emphasized that the need of formulating sound constitutional order and rule of law in the SAR to better exercise the overall jurisdiction over the SAR by the Central Authorities and high degree of autonomy of the SAR. National leaders also encouraged the Hong Kong deputies to give strong support to the SAR Government in its overall planning for the long-term development of Hong Kong. This reflects yet again "One Country, Two Systems" is an unwavering and long-term national policy of the Central Authorities. We must firmly support the overall jurisdiction over the HKSAR exercised by the Central Authorities and the implementation of "patriots administering Hong Kong", which will help the steadfast and successful implementation of “One Country, Two Systems”.
The support given to Hong Kong by the Central Authorities is staunch. Hong Kong people should seize the opportunity to thrive. After the storm, came a calm. Hong Kong will definitely be able to start afresh, integrate into the national development and continue to thrive with the nation.
Chan Yung 9668 6095 (Hong Kong deputy to the NPC, Hong Kong Legislative Council Member, Vice Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Chairman of the New Territories Association of Societies)