Chinese Consul General in Penang Mr. Lu Shiwei Published a Signed Article in Malaysian Media Regarding the Decision of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Improving the Electoral System of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)
2021/03/30

On March 12, 2021, Chinese Consul General in Penang Mr. Lu Shiwei published a signed article titled “Patriots Administering Hong Kong is Fundamental to Safeguard Hong Kong’s Prosperity and Stability” in Kwong Wah Yit Poh and Sin Chew Daily to expound on the decision of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the implementation of the principle of patriots administering Hong Kong. Guang Ming Daily, Nanyang Siang Pau, and other Malaysian media published the main points of the article.

The article stated that Fourth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) so as to fully demonstrate and implement the principle of patriots administering Hong Kong. The decision is a major step in the governance of Hong Kong taken by the NPC following the adoption of the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The background is that the rioting and turbulence have repeatedly occurred in the Hong Kong society during recent years and these acts have severely undermined China’s sovereignty, security and development interests. The purpose is to ensure the steady implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” in the long run, and to safeguard Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability.

The article stated that implementing patriots administering Hong Kong is necessitated by the need to advance “One Country, Two Systems” and maintain long-term stability and security in Hong Kong. It is totally constitutional and lawful, and is in line with international practices, and is supported by majority of the international community. The implementation of patriots administering Hong Kong is the essence of “One Country, Two Systems”. It serves the fundamental interests of Hong Kong and has received supports from all walks of life in Hong Kong. After the electoral system of Hong Kong is improved, the power to administer the HKSAR will be firmly in the hands of those who love the country and love Hong Kong, various deep-seated problems in the SAR will be effectively resolved, and Hong Kong will fundamentally achieve durable stability and prosperity.