This file photo taken on July 14, 2020 shows the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has started a review of district administration to ensure that future arrangements are in conformity with the Basic Law, in adherence to the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong”, and conducive to enhancing governance efficacy at the district level.
The development was revealed by a government spokesperson on Tuesday. Officials also briefed the review and the government’s other latest works to Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, in Shenzhen recently.
According to a HKSAR government spokesperson, the review was launched by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau and the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau. The current term of District Councils will expire by the end of this year. The concerned bureaus will continue the review and announce details in due course
According to the spokesperson, the review was launched by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau and the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau. The current term of District Councils will expire by the end of this year. The concerned bureaus will continue the review and announce details in due course.
The HKSAR government spokesperson added that the “one country, two systems” principle has been fully, faithfully and resolutely implemented in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law in Hong Kong.
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Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu has been maintaining effective communication with the central authorities about the administration in Hong Kong, for them to comprehensively understand the city’s actual situation, and ensure the successful implementation of “one country, two systems”, “Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong” and a high degree of autonomy in the HKSAR.
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Xia, who is also a vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, met with representatives of various Hong Kong sectors in the Shenzhen meeting.