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China details democratic progress in Hong Kong after reunification

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China details democratic progress in Hong Kong after reunification

Beijing, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) China detailed today how the process of democracy works in Hong Kong after reunification to the mainland, the position of the central government and the principles established under the One Country, Two Systems policy.
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A text from the State Council Information Office (Cabinet) said that democracy did not exist in that special administrative region under the colonial rule of the United Kingdom, but Beijing re-established it with the resumption of the exercise of sovereignty.

According to the document, since then the development of that form of organization there always had constant support from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Government.

“The facts have shown over and over again that the anti-China instigators in Hong Kong and the outside groups behind them must give a report for impeding Hong Kong’s development towards democracy,” it said.

The publication recalled that in order to put an end to the political turmoil of recent years in the so-called Pearl of the Orient, the CCP and the central government proceeded with actions aimed at strengthening compliance with the Basic Law (local constitution), national security, and the legal and electoral systems.

Such measures, he said, restored order in Hong Kong and re-established the foundations of the democratic process.

Both local and mainland authorities welcomed the outcome of the elections and now the region’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, will travel to Beijing to present her report on the matter, together with the results of her administration during 2021 and the plans for the next five years.

Hong Kong will elect a new leader in March 2022.

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