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Liaison office says foreign accusations about HK election groundless

By Shadow Li | | Updated: 2022-05-10 14:21
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Photo taken on July 14, 2020 shows the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Tuesday blasted G7 foreign ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for smearing the just-concluded sixth-term chief executive election in the city.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the office demanded that concerned politicians respect the historical trend and stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs.

These politicians, turning a blind eye to the structural flaws in their own democratic systems, attacked HKSAR's election and the Chinese government's implementation of the "one country, two systems", which seriously undermined international laws and the basic norms governing international relations, the office said.

Such a political stunt is doomed to be in vain and self-defeating, the spokesperson said.

The office said the successful conduct of the sixth-term chief executive election has furthered the implementation of the "patriots administering Hong Kong" principle and fully showcased the advancement and strengths of the improved electoral system, which works in line with "one country, two systems" and the actual situation on the ground in Hong Kong.

The three elections held following the improvements to the electoral system demonstrated that it can effectively safeguard the democratic rights of Hong Kong people, which is that they can be the masters of their own affairs, the office said.

The three polls also proved that the new system can reflect public opinions and aspirations, and it is a politically inclusive system that comes with wide representation, balance participation, and fair competition. Hong Kong's democracy is a representative, genuine and effective democracy, the office said.

The improved system has bettered the city's democracy and stayed abreast with the times, providing strong institutional safeguards for the city to realize its stability and prosperity, the office said.

The central government will continue to uphold the "one country, two systems", "patriots administering Hong Kong" principle and actively promote the city's integration into the nation's development, the spokesperson said.

A stable and prosperous Hong Kong not only conforms to the wellbeing of the public of Hong Kong, but also is in the interests of the global community, the office said.

The central government's unswerving resolve in implementing the "one country, two systems" policy will not be deterred by the political manipulation and brazen intervention by any foreign forces, nor can it stop Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, from regaining its glamour, the office said.

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