CPPCC meeting ends, Wang Yang expresses loyalty to Xi, supports changing Hong Kong’s election system

The fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) closed this afternoon (10) at the Great Hall in Beijing, adopting the report on the work of the CPPCC Standing Committee by CPPCC Chairman Wang Yang and the CPPCC’s “political resolution”, claiming that it firmly supports the NPC’s decision to improve Hong Kong‘s electoral system; in his closing speech, Wang Yang emphasized the so-called In his closing speech, Wang Yang emphasized the so-called “guidance” of Xi Jinping‘s thought, but did not mention Taiwan issues.

According to official media reports, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Wang Qishan, Han Zheng, Li Zhanshu and Wang Huning, all senior CPC officials, attended the closing of the CPPCC National Committee meeting.

In his closing speech, Wang Yang, full of official platitudes, first called for closer unity around the “Xi core” central government, then stressed that the CPPCC should adhere to the “Xi ideology” as a guide, and then said a series of so-called “four consciousness The “four consciousnesses”, “four self-confidence”, “two maintenance”, to Xi loyalty means a lot.

This year’s “two sessions” (the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference), Hong Kong issues are considered an important point of concern.

After the outbreak of the “anti-China” movement in Hong Kong in 2019, Beijing forcibly interfered with Hong Kong’s freedom of the press, Education, justice and other aspects, and even enforced the “Hong Kong National Security Law” in July last year, triggering international condemnation.

After the two sessions of the National People’s Congress, the Chinese Communist Party introduced a bill last Friday, March 5, to revise the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to allow so-called “patriots” who support the Chinese Communist Party to rule Hong Kong. The revised election system in Hong Kong includes the establishment of a “patriotism assessment mechanism” to ensure that “all candidates are patriots”.

Speaking to Radio Free Asia, Princeton China Society Executive Chairman Chan Kui Tak said that “patriots ruling Hong Kong” basically means people who support the Chinese Communist Party ruling Hong Kong. In other words, this basically excludes the possibility of pan-democrats being elected as the Chief Executive, and the Central Government has blocked those who are not to his liking in terms of candidacy.

It is reported that this bill will probably be approved by the National People’s Congress tomorrow (March 11).

Previously, CPPCC Chairman Wang Yang and Premier Li Keqiang read out their reports at the opening sessions of the CPPCC and NPC on the 4th and 5th respectively. Li Keqiang’s report is diametrically opposed to Wang Yang’s, and the phenomenon of each of them saying their own thing has led to constant speculation that there are differences within the Chinese Communist Party.