(25th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong) China-Singapore Current Review: From Governance to Prosperity, Hong Kong Sets Off Again

  China News Agency, Beijing, June 30th: Yuzhi and Xing, Hong Kong will start again

  China News Agency reporter Chen Xiaoyuan

  July 1 marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. In the past few days, exhibitions and seminars related to the celebration of the return have been launched in Hong Kong and the mainland.

While reviewing the achievements and accumulated experience of Hong Kong since its return, people from all walks of life are also full of confidence in Hong Kong's self-governance and prosperity.

  The return of Hong Kong to the motherland has washed away the humiliation of the nation; the "one country, two systems" policy has set an international precedent.

Since the handover, Hong Kong has generally maintained prosperity and stability, and the development and progress of the economy, people's livelihood, and the rule of law have been witnessed by all walks of life.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the institutional system of "one country, two systems" should also be continuously improved in practice.

Observers believe that the success of the practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong is not only reflected in the overall maintenance of Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, but also in the continuous improvement and development of the system in practice, and the continuous enrichment of its connotations.

  Since the formulation and implementation of the National Security Law for Hong Kong and the improvement of the electoral system, Hong Kong has achieved a major transition from chaos to governance, and is now at a critical period from governance to prosperity.

In the 25 years since Hong Kong's return to the motherland, it is precisely because of its determination to face challenges and strategies to resolve conflicts that the practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong has shown strong vitality.

  The COVID-19 epidemic, combined with the complex international situation, has brought many uncertainties and challenges to the economic development of countries and regions.

But under "one country, two systems", people have reason to believe that Hong Kong, which is integrated into the overall situation of national development, will usher in better development.

  First, the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong" has been implemented, and the election of merit can make the Hong Kong governance team unprecedentedly united and strong.

  Since the improvement of Hong Kong's electoral system, the election of the new Election Committee, the election of the seventh Legislative Council and the election of the sixth Chief Executive have all been successfully completed.

In the election, the positive effects brought about by the healthy competition of candidates are gradually emerging.

  Members of the Legislative Council are more focused on economic and people's livelihood issues, and the "rab" and other acts that maliciously interfered with meetings and obstructed the administration of the SAR government are no longer.

The relationship between the administration and the legislation of the SAR is moving towards a positive interaction, which is conducive to the efficient decision-making of the governance team and the effective implementation of policies.

  Li Jiachao, the chief executive-designate of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, emphasized "results as the goal" when he ran for election.

He also said that he will go all out to build a caring, inclusive and diversified Hong Kong.

  The new SAR government team has attracted capable patriots and Hong Kong patriots from all fields. Unprecedented unity and strength will help solve deep-seated problems such as housing difficulties, and turn the good expectations of the citizens into a real sense of gain and happiness as soon as possible. sense.

  Second, the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the "14th Five-Year Plan" have brought huge opportunities, and Hong Kong has ushered in a golden period for expanding new economic growth points.

  The construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the "14th Five-Year Plan" are progressing in an orderly manner. The country is also actively building a new development pattern with the domestic cycle as the main body and the domestic and international dual cycles mutually promoting each other. Huge development opportunities.

  The "14th Five-Year Plan" outline clearly supports Hong Kong's development of "eight centers". In addition to supporting the consolidation and enhancement of its status as an international financial, shipping and trade center, it also supports Hong Kong's construction of an international innovation and technology center.

This lays a solid foundation for Hong Kong to form a dual-minded layout of "finance in the south and innovation in the north", which is conducive to expanding new economic growth points.

  The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said that on the correct track of "one country, two systems", with the strong backing of the central government, as long as we focus on economic development and make good use of our unique advantages, Hong Kong will definitely get better and better in the future.

  Third, the consensus among various circles in Hong Kong on safeguarding national security and the stability of the SAR has been continuously strengthened, providing a more favorable social environment for developing the economy and improving people's livelihood.

  After the "turbulence of the amendment bill", all walks of life in Hong Kong cherish the stable social environment more, and have forged a greater consensus on working together to develop the economy and improve people's livelihood, which is conducive to better grasping development opportunities.

  When the wind is good, it is when the sail is set, and the sky and the earth are wide.

With the support of the central government and the joint efforts of all sectors of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, which has returned to China 25 years ago, will have a brighter future.