Create new glory from a new starting point - congratulations on the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland
July 1, 2022, is the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. Today, 25 years ago, Hong Kong returned to the embrace of the motherland, erasing a century of national shame and completing an important step in realizing the complete reunification of the motherland. Since then, Hong Kong has been reintegrated into the national governance system and embarked on a broad path of complementary advantages and common development with the mainland of the motherland, ushering in a new historical era of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy.
Over the past 25 years, relying on the motherland, facing the world, and benefiting from new innovations, Hong Kong has continuously shaped its own modernity. The practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong is like a seedling that has grown vigorously in the wind and rain and has yielded fruitful results. Especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping and the Party Central Committee have made a series of important expositions and major decisions and arrangements on "one country, two systems" and Hong Kong work from the perspective of strategy and overall situation, and promoted the "one country, two systems" cause to gain new experience and achieve new development. . With the strong support of the central government and the mainland of the motherland, and the joint efforts of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and people from all walks of life in Hong Kong, Hong Kong's economy has continued to flourish, its status as an international financial, shipping and trade center has been continuously consolidated, and Hong Kong residents enjoy democracy in accordance with the law. Rights and freedoms have been more fully guaranteed, great progress has been made in various undertakings, and a new legend under the Lion Rock has been written.
When the situation in Hong Kong once appeared severe, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core reviewed the situation and made a major decision to improve the central government's exercise of overall governance over the Special Administrative Region in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, and to improve the system and mechanisms related to the implementation of the Special Administrative Region, the Constitution and the Basic Law. Establish and improve the legal system and enforcement mechanism for the special administrative region to safeguard national security, formulate the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, improve the election system for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, implement the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong", and support the special administrative region to improve public officials oath system. A series of measures to address both the symptoms and the root causes have brought the situation in Hong Kong to a major turning point from chaos to governance. Practice has fully proved that to ensure the steady and long-term implementation of "one country, two systems", we must always adhere to "patriots ruling Hong Kong". This is a fundamental principle that concerns national sovereignty, security and development interests, as well as the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. Only when "patriots govern Hong Kong" can the central government's comprehensive governance over the special administrative region be effectively implemented, the constitutional order established by the Constitution and the Basic Law can be effectively maintained, various deep-seated problems can be effectively resolved, and Hong Kong can realize Long-term peace and stability, and make due contributions to the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
After walking through the mud, you know that the road is precious; through the wind and rain, the sun is more beautiful. The extraordinary 25-year history of Hong Kong's return to the motherland has fully proved that the implementation of "one country, two systems" is conducive to safeguarding the fundamental interests of the country, Hong Kong and Hong Kong compatriots. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "In the past 25 years, despite many trials and challenges, the practice of 'one country, two systems' in Hong Kong has achieved universally recognized success." Facing the future, the central government will continue to unswervingly implement the "one country, two systems" policy. With the continuous deepening of practice and the continuous improvement of the institutional system, the advantages of "one country, two systems" will be further demonstrated, and the practice of "one country, two systems" will be more stable and go further.
Twenty-five years of wind and rain, twenty-five years of spring and autumn, Hong Kong once again stood at a new starting point. General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized: "The central government's determination to fully and accurately implement the 'one country, two systems' policy has never wavered, let alone changed." Today's Hong Kong has a more solid foundation than any other period in the past, and can better safeguard national sovereignty, security, development interests and maintain Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability. At present, our country has entered a new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and marching towards the second centenary goal. In the magnificent journey of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, Hong Kong has great potential and will surely make great achievements. We firmly believe that Hong Kong compatriots will carry forward the glorious tradition of loving the country and Hong Kong, and will work together with the people of all ethnic groups across the country to forge ahead bravely regardless of weather conditions, and continue to create a new situation for the cause of "one country, two systems". , add luster to the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!