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Local voices call elections more representative, inclusive

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-12-18 06:35
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Hong Kong will hold its Legislative Council elections under the improved electoral system on Sunday. Some representatives from Hong Kong have shared their views and expectations.

Speaking of patriots administering Hong Kong, Enoch Wong, senior manager (online education and international cooperation) at Tsinghua University, said the move sends a clear message about the need to reclaim an orderly Hong Kong, enabling the Hong Kong government to now focus on improving people's livelihoods and society’s development and progress.

Wong, who was born in Hong Kong, said the improved electoral system enables an election that is more representative, inclusive, participatory and competitive in a healthy manner, and all this helps to reaffirm that the future of Hong Kong is going to be bright and prosperous.

Liao Su-lan, member of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macau Studies and councilor of Heung Yee Kuk in New Territories, Hong Kong, said that patriots administering Hong Kong and an improved electoral system were necessary. Through this action she sees the central government’s deep commitment toward Hong Kong.

Chan Kuen-kwan, chairman of the Sai Kung Chamber of Commerce and a former District Council member of Hong Kong, said that he did not expect Hong Kong to become so fragile during the 2019 protests and hoped that the people would further support patriots to govern the metropolis.

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