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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 18:05
Liaison official: Central govt resolutely supports HK CE
By Li Bingcun in Hong Kong
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 18:05 By Li Bingcun in Hong Kong

Wang Zhimin, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, speaks at the launching ceremony of a preparatory committee for celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Hong Kong, July 11, 2019. (ROY LIU / CHINA DAILY)

The central government’s top liaison official in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said on Thursday that Beijing would continue to resolutely support the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. 

The central government also firmly supports Hong Kong's police force in safeguarding the SAR’s law and order, according to Wang Zhimin

Wang Zhimin, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, made the remarks at the launching ceremony of a preparatory committee for the SAR's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

The central government also firmly supports Hong Kong's police force in safeguarding the SAR’s law and order.

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Calling for more time and space for the government to deliver its governance, Wang expressed his hope that the society would reunite and move forward for the betterment of Hong Kong. With concerted efforts from the community, Hong Kong’s prospect will be bright as always, Wang said.

Wang also stressed that the rule of law and social stability are “fundamental” for Hong Kong in the wake of a series violence incidents over the now-suspended extradition amendment bill.

Wang said he was saddened by the recent violence initiated by some radical protesters, adding that those incidents also shocked the country and the world.

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He stressed that the rule of law and social stability are the “fundamentals” for and "biggest interests" of Hong Kong.

“The rule of law is like air and water,” Wang said. “They are unnoticeable in everyday life. People only realize its value when it is polluted or disappears.”


bingcun@chinadailyhk.com


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