Li Fei Deputy Secretary-General of NPCSC Says To Democrats ” Join The Camp of “Loving The Country, Loving Hong Kong”,

Here’s a thinly veiled warning .. that’s for sure.


HK urged not to deviate from Basic Law
HK urged not to deviate from Basic Law
Around 50 legislators attend a two-hour forum hosted by Li Fei, deputy secretary-general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee and chairman of HKSAR Basic Law Committee at Wuzhou Guest house in Shenzhen on Aug 21, 2014. (Edmond Tang / China Daily)
People who seek to deviate from the Basic Law and undermine the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong should abandon their unrealistic agenda and join the camp of “loving the country, loving Hong Kong”, said Li Fei, the top legislature’s deputy secretary-general.

Li Fei, deputy secretary-general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) and director of the HKSAR Basic Law Committee that advises the top legislature, told the views to Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) members who attended a seminar in Shenzhen on Thursday.

The LegCo shares a major constitutional responsibility with the NPCSC and the Chief Executives (CE) in turning the aspiration for universal suffrage of the city leader a reality in 2017, Li maintained, under a special arrangement set out in the Basic Law.

The central government, as Li said, has repeatedly maintained that the city chief has to be a person who loves the country and loves Hong Kong.

Essence of this principle, explained Li, is the full recognition of the CE’s accountability to the central government, of the requirement that the CE has to faithfully execute the Basic Law with the people of Hong Kong, as well as adherence to the national constitution and the “One Country, Two Systems” policy established in the Basic Law.

He made clear that the central leadership considers the majority of the Hong Kong people recognize Beijing’s authority and the need for Hong Kong to preserve its Capitalist way of life. Most “pan-democratic camp” members have also been considered loving the country and love Hong Kong, he added.

But there has been a minority of people who sees the Basic Law as a “thorn in their sides”. They not only seek to deviate from the track laid by the Basic Law, but also put the rule of law and stability of Hong Kong at stake to serve their own political purposes, with the help of foreign forces.

The sovereignty and comprehensive jurisdiction over Hong Kong will nevertheless remain in the hands of the Chinese government and the “One Country, Two Systems” policy is irreversible, and thus there is no prospect for any attempt to turn Hong Kong into an independent political entity or change the Socialist system on the mainland with Hong Kong’s Capitalist system, Li cautioned.

He urged lawmakers to work together with the NPCSC and the CE upon the Basic Law provisions, upon the interest of the greater good of both the country and Hong Kong people, and upon the respect of the central leadership’s power to decide on Hong Kong’s political system.

Li had the company of Wang Guangya, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, and Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hong Kong’s chief secretary for administration, was also present.