Hong Kong's new electoral system emerges as a step toward democracy

Hong Kong's new electoral system emerges as a step toward democracy

BEIJING -- The election of the sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been widely recognized as a consolidation of the patriots administering the Hong Kong principle and a new step toward democracy with Hong Kong characteristics.

A handful of politicians from a few Western countries launched an uncrupulous smear campaign, taking advantage of this opportunity to attack China.

Their old tricks of causing a trap of public opinion and grossly interfering in China's internal affairs out of ideological bias revealed the evil political agenda of some Western forces to make trouble in Hong Kong and contain China.

While issuing groundless and illogical slanders against the democracy in Hong Kong, the politicians ignored the truth that there is no one size fits all democratic model in the world, and a sound democracy fits the reality of a region and works to solve its problems.

Three elections in Hong Kong -- the Election Committee election, the election of the Legislative Council and the election of the Chief Executive have shown the advantages of the new electoral system of the HKSAR as it ensures broad representation, political inclusiveness, balanced participation, and fair competition over the past few months.

The economic and social development in Hong Kong over the past year showed the obvious progress and strong vitality of the new system in order to ensure social stability, to develop the economy, and improve the well-being of people.

The political parties and interest groups in the United States and some other Western countries are known as money-tainted votes and political shows by nature, where the interests of the political parties and interest groups outweigh the public's long-term welfare.

By avoiding the shortcomings of the Western-style election games, the new electoral system of Hong Kong has restored its role in selecting talented people with integrity and competence. From this perspective, the groundless attacks by Western anti-China forces are a shoddy democracy judging a sound one. It is a gross disrespect to the popular will of Hong Kong residents.

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The agendas of the anti-China forces in the West have suffered a huge fiasco, as Hong Kong's new electoral system prevents the anti-China agitators from participating in the HKSAR governance structure. The recent smear campaign exposed their frustration over the failure to install proxies in Hong Kong.

As a result of the law on safeguarding national security in the HKSAR and the improvement of its electoral system, Hong Kong returned to the right path, with the rule of law restored, the business environment improved and the democratic rights and freedoms enjoyed by the people of Hong Kong better protected, the business environment has been improved, and Hong Kong has returned to the normal course of action as a result of the implementation of the law on safeguarding national security in the HKSAR.

This will be a big influence on the long-term stability and prosperity of Hong Kong, and it's going to benefit the long-term stability and prosperity of the country.

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