Riots over: Patriots governing Hong Kong

Why is it important to ensure "patriots governing Hong Kong"?

To ensure the steady and sustained implementation of "one country, two systems", the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong" must always be upheld.

- Xi Jinping, Chinese President

Who are "patriots"?

"Patriots" are people who respect their nation, fully endorse its exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and do not intend to destabilize the SAR and derail its prosperous economic development.

- Deng Xiaoping, former Chinese leader

What does "patriots governing Hong Kong" mean?

"Patriots governing Hong Kong" means that Hong Kong must be governed by patriots, and the power of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) must be in the hands of patriots.

- Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council

[ Editor: WXY]