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Xi praises Hong Kong as “revival from ashes” on city visit for the first time in five years

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Hong Kong, which was seized by Britain in 1842, was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, provided that the capitalist system was temporarily maintained under the “one country, two systems” system. However, Western nations have used urban autonomy as a wedge to create anxiety and counter the “authoritarianism” of Chinese socialists.

China’s President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong for the first time in five years since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, and arrived in Hong Kong SAR (SAR) on Thursday, his first visit to mainland China.

Arriving by high-speed train from Shenzhen with his wife Carrie Lam and the long fame of Chinese government and Communist Party officials, Xi met with Hong Kong Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam and her successor. John Lee KachiuI swore on Friday.

“Over the last few years, Hong Kong has gone through a variety of rigorous tests, overcoming risks and challenges.” Xi said in West Kowloon Train terminal.The city has seen a large protest Supported by foreign actors from United States and UkraineEven as COVID-19 Outbreak The magnitude is worse than found on the mainland. Both crises have brought criticism to the Ram administration.

“After the wind and rain, Hong Kong rose from the ashes and showed a strong vibrancy. These facts prove that the one country, two systems have a strong vitality, and the long-term prosperity of Hong Kong. It ensures stability and protects the well-being of Hong Kong’s compatriots, “Chinese leaders said. “One country, two systems is a good system.”

“As long as we firmly support the one country, two systems, the future of Hong Kong will certainly be bright. Hong Kong will certainly make a new and greater contribution to the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” the Confucian philosophy. “Through patience, the future is promising,” Xun Kuang quoted.

Once a sleepy fishing village at the mouth of the Pearl River, Hong Kong was seized by British troops as a war award at the end of the Opium Wars in 1842. This is an event that was considered the beginning of the “century of humiliation” in Chinese history. When China was at the mercy of European colonial forces and Japan. Under highly undemocratic British rule, Hong Kong became a colonial outpost in East Asia, and by the time the return to Chinese rule was secured in 1997, Hong Kong was a modern metropolis and a major Developed into a financial hub.

Under the terms of its return, Beijing’s socialist government has agreed to give capitalist cities a wide degree of autonomy for at least 50 years. In 1999, a transaction similar to Portugal was made to return the neighboring Macau.Secretary General of Hong Kong and Macau in March of this year Xia Baolong agrees It can easily be extended for another 50 years in 2047.

However, the 2019 demonstration, which was apparently triggered by the consideration of an extradition treaty with the mainland, put strong pressure on the Ram administration to improve security. After the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Beijing passed the new National Security Act, which came into force on June 30, 2020, Western nations claimed that Beijing had destroyed the principle of “one country, two systems.” Shouted a foul.

The new law enacted as a crime is separation, destruction, terrorism, and Collusion with foreign organizationsAnd established the National Security Agency in Hong Kong, which is not under the jurisdiction of SAR.

While in Hong Kong, Xi visited the PLA Garrison Army on Friday to admire its role in the city’s “transition from chaos to stability.”

Speech at Lee Seung-yuop’s oath ceremony on Friday, Xi said the next government “We will act with greater determination to achieve concrete results, meet people’s expectations, meet the wishes of the community as a whole, especially the general public, and achieve more development results. , We need to take more effective steps to address existing issues. All people in Hong Kong in a more equitable way. “

“Especially we should care about young people,” he added. “When young people thrive, Hong Kong prospers. When young people grow, Hong Kong grows. When young people have a future, Hong Kong has a future.”



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