(25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China) From chaos to rule, Hong Kong continues to consolidate and steadily face the future

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, June 25th: From chaos to governance, Hong Kong continues to consolidate and face the future steadily

  China News Agency reporter Zeng Ping

  Twenty-five years have passed, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is about to usher in an epoch-making anniversary of the handover.

After the implementation of the National Security Law for Hong Kong and the improvement of the electoral system, the situation in the SAR has been consolidated from chaos to governance.

Standing on the starting point of the comprehensive and stable implementation of the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong", Hong Kong will "set off again" and steadily move towards a new future.

On June 24, as the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland approached, banners and posters celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland could be seen everywhere in Mong Kok, Prince Edward, and Sham Shui Po in Kowloon, Hong Kong, creating a festive atmosphere.

The picture shows an advertisement celebrating the handover on a street in Mong Kok.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Zhihua

  On July 1, 1997, the Chinese government resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, opening the way for the practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong.

This institutional dividend allows Hong Kong to continue to maintain its traditional advantages, while giving this international city the unique advantage of being closely connected to the mainland.

In 2021, Hong Kong's GDP will be about HK$2,869.7 billion, more than double the figure of about HK$1,373.1 billion in 1997.

  "One country, two systems" benefits the fundamental interests of the country and Hong Kong.

"'One country, two systems' has no precedent, but in the past 25 years, Hong Kong society has been generally stable and the economy has continued to develop; 'One country, two systems' has been successful and has won the recognition and support of Hong Kong people." Tan Yaozong, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, told a reporter from China News Agency.

  In the 25 years since the return of China, even though it has experienced multiple challenges such as the financial crisis, the "turbulence of amendments to the bill", and the new crown epidemic, with the full support of the state and the concerted efforts of the Hong Kong SAR government and all sectors of society, Heung Kong has always been able to weather the difficulties with perseverance and perseverance. And usher in a new machine.

  On June 30, 2020, the National Security Law of Hong Kong was promulgated and implemented. The society has gradually recovered from the downturn caused by the "turbulent revision of the bill" and regained the key to development of "stability".

According to the requirements of the law, the SAR government will then comprehensively carry out the work of the Hong Kong National Security Law to prevent, stop and punish acts endangering national security, and at the same time, legislate to improve the oath of allegiance system for public officials.

On June 24, as the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland approached, banners and posters celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland could be seen everywhere in Mong Kok, Prince Edward, and Sham Shui Po in Kowloon, Hong Kong, creating a festive atmosphere.

The picture shows an advertisement celebrating the handover in the Sham Shui Po area.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Zhihua

  In March 2021, the Fourth Session of the Thirteenth National People's Congress passed the "Decision of the National People's Congress on Improving the Election System of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".

Since then, the election of the Election Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the election of the seventh Legislative Council, and the election of the sixth chief executive have been successfully held, marking the full implementation of the new electoral system in Hong Kong, the further strengthening and consolidation of the principle of "patriots ruling Hong Kong", and the establishment of good governance in Hong Kong. new chapter.

  Looking back at the development of Hong Kong's political system and democracy, Tan Yaozong, who was a member of the drafting committee of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, concluded: Back then, he originally hoped to develop democracy in a gradual manner and in accordance with the actual situation in Hong Kong, but looking back now, some people rely on the support of external forces. Trying to take advantage of this to constantly challenge the SAR government, attack the central government, and attempt to break away from the "one country"; now, the new electoral system has prevented saboteurs from seizing governance through parliamentary seats.

On June 24, as the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland approached, banners and posters celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland could be seen everywhere in Mong Kok, Prince Edward, and Sham Shui Po in Kowloon, Hong Kong, creating a festive atmosphere.

The picture shows an advertisement celebrating the Handover on Nathan Road lamppost in Mong Kok.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Zhihua

  Hong Kong, which has experienced wind and rain, is now enjoying the sunrise.

The fifth wave of the new crown epidemic is basically under control, the downtown area of ​​Causeway Bay is still crowded with people, and the horses at the racecourse are still galloping hard.

The sixth chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Li Jiachao, promised to solve problems "with results as the goal", comprehensively enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness, and lay a solid foundation for development.

  Hong Kong has achieved a major transition from chaos to governance, and the next five years will be a critical period from governance to prosperity.

Tan Yaozong believes that a rational social environment will attract capable people to participate in politics, and when more and more people understand that national security is the bottom line, "one country, two systems" will surely develop sustainably and healthily in Hong Kong.

  After getting rid of political disputes in Hong Kong, the time has come quietly to embark on the express train of development again.

Innovation and technology companies continue to emerge. The Hong Kong International Airport, which opened in 1998, will usher in the completion of the three-runway system in 2024. The restructured SAR government is expected to operate more efficiently... Focus on moving forward, Hong Kong's future can be expected.

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