The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, hosted two briefing sessions today (April 9) to meet with representatives of the Law Society of Hong Kong and stakeholders in the legal sector to explain the improvements to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's electoral system.
Ms Cheng said that the improvements enable better implementation of the "patriots administering Hong Kong" principle, and effectively safeguard the constitutional order as set out in the Constitution and the Basic Law. Through synthesising a new democratic electoral system suited to Hong Kong's actual situation and with Hong Kong characteristics, the improved electoral system will put "one country, two systems" back on the right track, thus ensuring the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.
At the briefing sessions, Ms Cheng also appealed to the participants to support the Government in the work of improving the electoral system.
Ends/Friday, April 9, 2021