(Two Sessions Express) Hong Kong representatives arrive in Beijing to pay attention to hot spots such as anti-epidemic and the construction of the Greater Bay Area

  China News Agency, Beijing, March 3 (Reporter Chen Xiaoyuan and Wang Jiexian) The Hong Kong National People's Congress and CPPCC members who participated in the 2022 National People's Congress arrived in Beijing on the 3rd.

In an interview with a reporter from China News Agency, a number of representatives and committee members said that this year's participants are most concerned about Hong Kong's fight against the new crown epidemic, participating in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and building a Sino-foreign cultural and artistic exchange center.

  Chen Yong, deputy to the National People's Congress and vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, is concerned about the development of the economy and people's livelihood in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, including pension and health policies in the Mainland and Hong Kong.

He said that the current epidemic situation in Hong Kong is serious, and the mainland has organized medical experts and anti-epidemic materials to assist Hong Kong in a timely manner, which has enhanced the confidence of Hong Kong people in fighting the epidemic.

  Chen Yong also called for the establishment of a historical memorial hall and an exhibition hall about the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong to better promote national education in Hong Kong.

  Huang Youjia, deputy to the National People's Congress and chairman of the Board of Governors of the Education University of Hong Kong, paid attention to issues such as fighting the epidemic and building a Sino-foreign cultural and art exchange center.

He said that the epidemic not only affected the economy and people's livelihood, but also affected Hong Kong's participation in the domestic and international dual circulation. He hoped that the epidemic would end as soon as possible, and the SAR could better grasp the development opportunities of the dual circulation.

  The outline of the "14th Five-Year Plan" proposes to support Hong Kong's development as a center for cultural and artistic exchanges between China and foreign countries.

Huang Youjia said that he expects Hong Kong to give full play to the advantages of integrating Chinese and Western cultures and support the country to further enhance its cultural soft power.

  Liu Yuliang, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, pays attention to the issue of safeguarding national security in Hong Kong.

Regarding the Hong Kong community's discussion on the formulation of laws to safeguard national security stipulated in Article 23 of the Basic Law, he believes that relevant parties should further publicize the necessity and urgency of legislation to the general public of Hong Kong; schools should publicize "one country, two systems" and the Basic Law to Hong Kong youths. Build awareness of safeguarding national security.

  Regarding the current anti-epidemic situation in Hong Kong, Liu Yuliang said that the epidemic has posed a serious threat to the safety and health of Hong Kong citizens, as well as a serious impact on the economy and people's livelihood.

The central government's aid to Hong Kong is like a timely rain, which has stabilized the hearts of the people in Hong Kong and strengthened the confidence of all sectors of society in Hong Kong.

  Chen Qingxia, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Friendship Association, also pays attention to Hong Kong's fight against the epidemic.

She said that the full support of the central government is the embodiment of the concept of life first and people first.

The motherland will always be the strong backing of Hong Kong.

As long as all sectors of the Hong Kong society unite and fully cooperate with the SAR government's anti-epidemic measures, Hong Kong will surely overcome the epidemic.

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