CCP’s National People’s Congress Passes Draft Amendment to Hong Kong’s Electoral System

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Last year, the Chinese Communist Party pushed the “Hong Kong version of the National Security Law”, and today (March 11) the Chinese Communist Party pushed the principle of “patriots governing Hong Kong” and passed a bill to amend Hong Kong’s electoral system at the National People’s Congress. The spokesman for the Republic of China’s Land Commission, Qiu Chui-cheng, said this afternoon that the Chinese Communist Party is promoting “patriots governing Hong Kong”, but in fact the Chinese Communist Party is ruling Hong Kong directly, which is the so-called “party lovers governing Hong Kong”.

At 3:00 p.m. on March 11, the fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) of the CCP held its closing meeting, and the “Draft Decision on Improving the Electoral System in Hong Kong” was passed by 2,895 votes to 0, with 1 abstention.

It is reported that, according to the procedure, after the adoption by the National People’s Congress of the CCP, it will announce the contents of Annex I and Annex II to the Hong Kong Basic Law, with the former stipulating the method for selecting the Chief Executive and the latter stipulating the method for forming the Legislative Council.

Hong Kong “Apple Daily” said that the Legislative Council seats, commonly known as the “Super District Council” of the five District Councils (second functional constituency) and its five seats will be abolished, 25 new seats, elected by the Election Committee.

Qiu Chuizheng said today that he called on all parties concerned to stop brutally suppressing democracy and freedom in Hong Kong, to commit themselves to maintaining a high degree of autonomy in Hong Kong and to honor their promises to the people of Hong Kong.

Some media asked about the refusal of nearly 200 civil servants in Hong Kong to sign a statement expressing their support for the Basic Law and allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The government’s double standard is “unacceptable to the world”, said Qiu Chuizheng, who said that the rulers have deviated from the promise of “Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy” and harmed the basic rights of Hong Kong people, such as freedom, democracy and rule of law. Such a double standard is “unacceptable to the world”.

This comes on the heels of international criticism when the Chinese Communist Party announced a draft amendment to Hong Kong’s electoral system. On March 5, State Department spokesman Ned Price told a regular press conference that the U.S. condemned China’s (Chinese Communist Party) “ongoing attacks on Hong Kong’s democratic institutions,” measures that would seriously undermine Hong Kong’s democratic institutions, and said the U.S. stood with the people of Hong Kong.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) had also issued a statement on the 5th that the CCP was in breach of its domestic and international obligations and that the CCP’s reform measures would run counter to Hong Kong’s past electoral reforms. The EU calls on Beijing to carefully consider the implications of any decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system; the EU stands ready to take further measures to address any further deterioration of political freedom and human rights in Hong Kong.

Source: Epoch Times

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