China News Service, May 27. According to the website of the Liaison Office of the Central Government in Hong Kong, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region issued a statement on May 27, stating that the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passed the "Improving the Electoral System in 2021" The (Comprehensive Amendment) Bill, which marks the formation of the system for the election of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Election Committee, the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive election under the new situation. We congratulate this.
The statement pointed out that the draft bill implements the spirit of the "March 11" decision of the National People's Congress and the "March 30" amendment of the National People's Congress Standing Committee. It reasonably absorbs the opinions and suggestions of legislators and all walks of life, and fully reflects the broad consensus of Hong Kong society. , Is a democratic, open and progressive bill.
The passed bill maintains the constitutional order of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as determined by the Constitution and the Hong Kong Basic Law, implements the principle of "Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong" with patriots as the main body, and effectively protects the right to vote and stand for election of Hong Kong permanent residents. A democratic election system that conforms to the actual situation in Hong Kong.
The statement stated that the bill includes amendments to 8 main laws and 24 subsidiary laws, with a total of more than 170,000 words.
The SAR government has done a lot of solid and effective work for the drafting, revision, and adoption of the bill, including holding multiple symposiums and using media networks to publicize and interpret the principles and policies of the amendment, extensively listening to opinions from all walks of life, and earnestly fulfilling its main responsibilities.
The statement pointed out that the process of deliberation and voting on local legislation also showed people the highly responsible, serious and professional spirit of the Legislative Council.
The House Committee of the Legislative Council first established a subcommittee and convened 5 meetings to discuss local legislative principles and policies.
The Bills Committee held 12 intensive meetings to review the draft article by article.
Legislative Council members go deep into the industry and the community, collect suggestions from the general public, carefully scrutinize the bill, and raise questions to the SAR government officials.
The suggestions made were fully absorbed by the SAR government, and the SAR government proposed a total of 369 amendments.
This legislative process is a process of promoting democracy and adhering to the rule of law.
The statement finally emphasized that the vitality of the law lies in its implementation.
I believe that with the joint efforts of the SAR government and all walks of life in Hong Kong society, Hong Kong's new electoral system will be fully implemented.Keywords: