20 Facts About Improving the Electoral System in the HKSAR (I)

Video Series | 20 Facts About Improving the Electoral System in the HKSAR

EP01 Why did the Central Authorities decide to improve Hong Kong’s electoral system after the National Security Law was introduced in the city?

Over the past year, the central authorities have led the efforts to resolve some political issues in Hong Kong, improving its electoral system to help it get out of the quagmire of “excessive politicization” and safeguard the well-being of Hong Kong people.

Improving Hong Kong’s electoral system is not a question of whether or not democracy should be promoted or whether or not the pace of democracy should be fast or slow. It is a question of whether Hong Kong develops high-quality democracy or low-quality democracy. We're sure you’d like to know more about it. For this reason, we have invited experts to answer 20 questions mostly asked and lay to rest any doubts in your hearts.

In this episode: Why did the Central Authorities decide to improve Hong Kong’s electoral system after the National Security Law was introduced in the city?

The Central Authorities decide to improve Hong Kong’s electoral system to safeguard political stability and security of political power, and uphold the fundamental principle of “one country, two systems”, to fix loopholes in the electoral system and ensure that Hong Kong is administered by patriots, to improve the governance efficacy of the Hong Kong SAR and develop its democracy in a gradual and orderly manner.

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For years, the loopholes and deficiencies in Hong Kong’s previous electoral system have caused severe social unrest for the city. Improving the electoral system in the HKSAR helps to fix those loopholes and to ensure the city's stability and prosperity.

In out next episode: What improvements have been made in the restructuring and empowerment of the Election Committee?

[ Editor: WXY]