Leung voices firm support for improving HKSAR electoral system

2021-03-07 12:02:05

Photo taken on Oct 8, 2020, shows Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Leung Chun-ying in an interview with Xinhua. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING - Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Leung Chun-ying on Saturday said he firmly supports the country's top legislature to improve the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A draft decision on improving the HKSAR electoral system was submitted on Friday to the National People's Congress for deliberation at the top legislature's annual session. Leung, who served as the chief executive of the HKSAR from 2012 to 2017, made the remarks while attending a group discussion during the annual session of the CPPCC National Committee, or the top political advisory body. Leung called on national political advisors from Hong Kong to take a firm stand and resolutely safeguard the overall interests of the state and the fundamental interests of Hong Kong. Efforts should be made to dispel misconceptions and further unite the people who love the country and Hong Kong, Leung said.