Plugging electoral loopholes for the long-term stability of Hong Kong
Hong Kong's electoral system exposed many loopholes during the district council election in 2019 and some preliminary procedures in the run-up to the seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo) election originally scheduled for 2020, awaiting to be revised and improved.
China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), has the power and responsibility to make a decision at the constitutional level to improve the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
What happened in recent years has proven the need to improve the system in steps with the times in order to provide a sound institutional guarantee for fully and faithfully implementing "one country, two systems" and fully implementing the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong."
Most countries examine the qualifications of their election candidates and have some basic principles to ensure the candidates running for public office are patriots. - He Junzhi, deputy head of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies.
In all countries in the world and in all places, patriots governing either the local place or on the national level must be the law. It's very likely that if we do not do anything to the election system, our system may end up with disloyal and unpatriotic members of the legislature.[ Editor: WXY]