The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the National Security Bureau in Hong Kong, the People’s Liberation Army Garrison in Hong Kong and the Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong will co-host a forum on the theme of “The Communist Party of China and One Country, Two Systems” with the Hong Kong government on the 12th, according to the Hong Kong media, symbolizing that the Chinese Communist Party’s activities in Hong Kong are turning from low-key to open.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold a forum on the Communist Party and “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong. According to news reports cited by the Central News Agency today, July 1 this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the 24th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China. Hong Kong 01 reported that the heads of the above-mentioned four major Chinese institutions in Hong Kong will attend, and a number of Hong Kong’s Chinese National People’s Congress deputies, members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Hong Kong legislators have also received invitations to the forum.
It is reported that the “Chinese Communist Party and One Country, Two Systems” will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the 12th, as part of a series of activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. At that time, in addition to the head of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Locke Huining and other four major institutions, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and a number of senior government officials, as well as former Hong Kong Chief Executive and current Vice Chairman of the Chinese National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Leung Chun-ying will also attend.
The report quoted sources as analyzing that due to the past emphasis on “one country, two systems” and “Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong,” the CCP’s activities in Hong Kong have always been “underground,” and party members would neither openly identify themselves nor operate as party members. Party members would neither openly identify themselves nor operate as party members. But now that the political environment in Hong Kong has changed, this first official celebration of the CCP’s party anniversary in Hong Kong can be seen as a sign that the CCP’s activities in Hong Kong have become “open”.
Senior pro-establishment figures said that in the past, “talking about the Communist Party was sensitive” in Hong Kong, and talking about “patriotism” was poison at the box office, but “what we used to be afraid to talk about is now being talked about in a big way”. In the future, there will be more and more similar activities, which can be seen as the work of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong “surface” (floating on the stage).