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By blaming HK, EU politicians show ignorance

By Zhang Zhouxiang | | Updated: 2022-05-09 08:14
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The overwhelming majority of the Election Committee members voted for John Lee Ka-chiu, making him the sixth-term chief executive-elect of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The result of the Hong Kong Chief Executive election on Sunday is enough to explain the wide consensus in Hong Kong for Lee. It also reveals the absurdity of European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s disinformation about the election.

Democracy means the will of the majority of the people. The decisive support for Lee shows he is the person chosen by the Hong Kong people.

Political pluralism means open opportunities to all participants. From April 3 to 16, Hong Kong legally opened opportunities for all who wished to run for the top seat of the regional government. Lee garnered nominations from 786 members. That fact had already consolidated the consensus of Hong Kong society.

By badmouthing Lee and the Hong Kong CE election result, the EU exposes their ignorance of even democracy and pluralism, which often linger around their lips.

Besides that, they also expose their disrespect for the rule of law. The Hong Kong CE election was held in strict accordance with constitutional procedure, but EU criticizes it only because they do not like the winner.

The fact in Hong Kong is just contrary to the EU rhetoric. Having improved its electoral system in March 2021, Hong Kong has already held three elections, namely for the Election Committee, the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive, all of which prove effective and benefit the people in the city. They help consolidate the "one country, two systems" and "patriots administering Hong Kong" principles.

Recovering from the unrest in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong needs stable, reliable governance, and the new team produced by the election brings hope.

The year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. Tomorrow will be better with the new lineup headed by Lee.

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