Central authorities hold 66 symposiums to solicit opinion from HK society
Central authorities held over 60 symposiums in Hong Kong from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17 to solicit opinion from Hong Kong society about implementing the decision of the National People's Congress (NPC) on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Officials of the central authorities' departments, Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, and Zhang Yong, deputy head of the Commission for Legislative Affairs of the NPC Standing Committee attended the meetings and participated in the activities.
More than 1,000 representatives from political, commercial, financial, professional and labor sectors, as well as the HKSAR government and social organizations, gave specific suggestions on improving the electoral system and called for efforts to expedite the legislative process.
The participants agreed that it is imperative and urgent to improve the electoral system of the HKSAR and remove related deficiencies and risks at the state level for the comprehensive implementation of the "patriots administering Hong Kong" principle, for Hong Kong's political stability and security, for the steady and sustained implementation of "one country, two systems", and for Hong Kong's long-term stability.[ Editor: WXY]