The opening meeting of the first session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
The nation’s top political advisory body has served as a vital platform to unite compatriots at home and abroad for national rejuvenation, and enhance the forces of loving the country and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions, said Wang Yang, chairman of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee.
He made the remarks when delivering the last work report in his term at the opening ceremony of the first session of the 14th CPPCC National Committee.
Reviewing the CPPCC’s work in the past five years, Wang said the advisory body had put forward practical proposals for advancing the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s development
Reviewing the CPPCC’s work in the past five years, Wang said the advisory body had put forward practical proposals for advancing the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s development.
HKSAR members of the committee have actively pushed forward the formulation and enactment of the National Security Law for Hong Kong, and expressed support for the National People’s Congress — the nation’s top legislature — in improving Hong Kong’s electoral system.
The committee also lodged solemn representations against interventions by the United States and some European countries on HKSAR affairs, firmly safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, Wang said.
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In summarizing the 13th CPPCC National Committee’s proposals, Shao Hong, a vice-chairman of the committee, said the advisors’ proposals for the Greater Bay Area’s development have facilitated the implementation of relevant policies.
To uphold and improve “one country, two systems”, many CPPCC National Committee members submitted recommendations to resolutely maintain constitutional order in the Hong Kong and Macao SARs and deepen cross-boundary development, he said.