Constitution Day seminar held

December 4, 2023
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Chief Executive John Lee (fourth right) and Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Director Zheng Yanxiong (fourth left) attend the 2023 Constitution Day Seminar.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR today jointly held a seminar on Constitution Day, with a view to enhancing public understanding of the constitutional basis and order of the country and Hong Kong.


More than 600 participants from various sectors of the community attended the seminar themed “The Constitution & Chinese Modernisation” to actively explore building a great China and advancing Chinese modernisation, and how Hong Kong can contribute to the country and dovetail with the national strategies for better integration into the overall national development.


The seminar comprised a keynote speech and a panel discussion.


The keynote speech was delivered by Prof Zhang Xiang from Peking University Law School. The panel discussion was held on the important role of the Constitution in promoting Chinese modernisation, Hong Kong's participation in the national rejuvenation and the country's modernisation.


Speaking at the seminar, Chief Executive John Lee said that the Chinese path to modernisation should be safeguarded by the Constitution.


Mr Lee stated that in order to safeguard the jurisdiction, the firm implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” is a must.


He appealed to the public again to cast their votes so as to support the 2023 District Council (DC) Ordinary Election, the Hong Kong SAR Government's first major citywide election after improving the district governance system and reforming the DCs.


In his speech delivered at the seminar, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR Director Zheng Yanxiong highlighted that Hong Kong has been re-integrated into the national governance system since the day of its return and the central government exercises jurisdiction over Hong Kong in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law.


He added that the implementation of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong has always been one of the most unique and beautiful sceneries in the country's modernisation process.


The full version of the seminar will also be uploaded to the Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau website for the public to review.


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