The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam delivered the fifth and last policy address of the current SAR government in the Legislative Council of the Special Administrative Region at 11 a.m. on October 6.

Under the dual protection of Hong Kong's National Security Law and the improvement of the SAR electoral system, Hong Kong is ushering in a good situation.

This policy address is titled "Working together to create the future", and hopes to plan the future for Hong Kong in the new era.

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam (left) delivered his fifth policy address in the Legislative Council of the Special Administrative Region on the morning of October 6.

Photo by Li Zhihua

  Carrie Lam read out the policy address in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

She said shortly after the opening that we must keep in mind that the situation was not easy.

"I can safely stand in the Legislative Council Chamber today to deliver the Chief Executive's policy address. Members can sit down and perform the constitutional function of the Legislative Council to listen to the Chief Executive's policy address. Compared with the members who were against China and disrupted Hong Kong on the same occasion two years ago. Disrupting, paralyzing the Legislative Council, and even attempting to subvert the regime, signifies that under the escort of the Hong Kong National Security Law and the'patriots ruling Hong Kong', the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has returned to the right track of'one country, two systems' and the order of governance has returned to normal."

Special chapter elaborates on "one country, two systems" and safeguarding national security

  This policy address has a special chapter on "One Country, Two Systems", Stability and Long-Term Development.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that in the past two years, she has a profound understanding of the original intention of the central government to adhere to the "one country, two systems". Any slander that the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law and the improvement of the electoral system are undermining the "one country, two systems" are nonsense and will be self-defeating. .

On October 5, Carrie Lam presented a new policy address at a press conference.

Photo by Li Zhihua

  In terms of safeguarding national security, the work of the SAR government includes:

  Actively promote the local legislative work of Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law;

  Review or activate existing laws to ensure that in the task of comprehensively safeguarding national security, the enforcement department has the law to use, law enforcement must be strict, and violations must be investigated;

  Strengthen the prevention of terrorist activities, and actively strengthen publicity, guidance, supervision and management of matters involving national security such as schools, social organizations, media, and networks.

Data map photo by Li Zhihua

Adjacent to Shenzhen to build a "Northern Metropolis"

  Taking full account of the national "14th Five-Year Plan"’s support for Hong Kong, the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s expectations for Hong Kong, and the "Comprehensive Deepening of the Reform and Opening-up Plan for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone" has brought Hong Kong a lot After the opportunity, Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor proposed in his policy address to build the northern part of Hong Kong into a livable, business-friendly metropolis and simultaneously announced the "Northern Metropolis Development Strategy".

A screenshot of the website of the latest policy address by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

  This is the first strategy and program compiled by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government under the framework of "One Country, Two Systems" to cross the administrative boundaries of Hong Kong and Shenzhen in terms of spatial concepts and strategic thinking.

The "Northern Metropolis" includes two local administrative regions, Yuen Long District and North District, covering an area of ​​about 300 square kilometers, with railways as the main backbone of the transportation system.

The railway projects proposed in the "Northern Metropolis Development Strategy" include:

  Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Railway connecting Hongshuiqiao/Xiacun to Qianhai, Shenzhen;

  Extend the planned Northern Ring Road to the north and connect it to the New Huanggang Port in Shenzhen via the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop;

  Explore the extension of the East Rail Line to Luohu, Shenzhen, and the establishment of a "one place, two inspection" port in Shenzhen, etc.

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam delivered the fifth policy address during his tenure in the Legislative Council of the Special Administrative Region on the morning of October 6.

Photo by Li Zhihua

  Ensuring land supply to meet housing demand Land and housing have long been the focus of Hong Kong people's attention. Carrie Lam said that letting people live in peace is the primary goal of housing policy.

The policy address's pledges to increase housing and land supply include:

  Find about 350 hectares of land in the next 10 years and build about 330,000 public housing units;

  In terms of private housing, we will strive to prepare about 170 hectares of land in the next 10 years, and provide the market with land that can build about 100,000 units through land sales or railway property tenders;

  Build additional transitional houses, etc.

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam (middle) walked out of the chamber after delivering his fifth policy address on October 6.

Photo by Chen Yongnuo

  In addition, the economic chapter of this year's policy address is clearly defined as "Integrating into the overall situation of the country's development". It is aimed at enhancing the status of international finance, shipping, and trade centers, building international innovation and technology centers, and developing Chinese and foreign cultural and artistic exchange centers.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that as long as Hong Kong makes good use of the central government's policy to support the SAR and exerts its unique advantages, it will be able to inject endless impetus into the economy.

In order to meet the policy priorities and respond to social expectations, the report also put forward the preliminary direction for reorganizing the government structure.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in the conclusion that as long as the SAR adheres to the principle of "one country" as its foundation and "one country" as its roots, the "two systems" will definitely flourish and Hong Kong will remain the jewel of the motherland.

  Reporter: Zeng Ping, Li Zhihua, Chen Yongnuo

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