Constitutional order must be protected in order to maintain the rule of law in the SAR, says Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Hong Kong, Liu Guangyuan.
Speaking at a forum hosted by the SAR administration yesterday, Mr Liu said that to uphold the rule of law in Hong Kong – which he said is vital for its stability – order Constitution based on the Constitution and the Basic Law must first be safeguarded.
Liu said the “anti-China riots” were rampant in Hong Kong and had undermined people’s livelihoods, social disorder and the rule of law.
“Society should promote the spirit of the rule of law, safeguard the rule of law and order, and ensure that ‘laws are upheld and those who violate them are prosecuted,'” Liu said.
According to Mr. Liu, in accordance with the constitution and the basic law, the central government has implemented the national security law in Hong Kong and improved the electoral system, closing the main legal loopholes and transforming the conditions in the city of Hong Kong. chaotic into good governance.
He also blamed some countries, without naming them, for hiding behind the guise of democracy to engage in anti-democratic activities.
At the same forum, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Hong Kong was internationally recognized as a city based on the rule of law, citing international indices. In 2021, she said, Hong Kong ranked 19th in the Rule of Law Index and fifth in East Asia and the Pacific.
Lam added that this year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China and the SAR will continue to firmly follow the rule of law as a guiding principle.