致: [email protected]
主題: “One Country, Two Systems” White paper by PRC government
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I/ We wrote to arouse your immediate attention regarding the newly published “The Practice of the One Country, Two Systems Policy in the HKSAR” White paper by the PRC government.
Like most of the local-born Hong Kong citizens who grown up in the colonial era, the practice of “one country, two systems” and “high degree of autonomy” is our core belief. This is why we still work and live here.
The real intention of the PRC government in launching the White paper is to deter any possible and foreseeable so-called riots or chaos in Hong Kong. However, the White paper itself has presented a re-definition of “high degree of autonomy” which reveals the PRC government’s intention of abolition of the Basic Law. In such sense, the Joint Sino-British declaration is DEFAULTED.
As most of the netizens query, why the UK government remains silent after the launch of the White paper? As the former mother country of Hong Kong, the UK government has the moral obligation in stating her stance, especially the Joint Sino-British declaration is an UN-registered and recognized agreement.
After the launch of the White paper, some netizens suggested to have follow-up campaign to express their anger.
I/We strongly suggest CG Wilson issues a statement to reiterate UK’s stance in this matter. We hope CG Wilson would treat this as high priority.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
A group of Hong Kong citizens who love Hong Kong / XXX
From : [email protected] (Deputy Head of Press and Public Affairs | British Consulate-General )
Subject :Press Enquiry on China’s White Paper
Below are our lines in response to your questions. Please quote them from the spokesperson of the British Consulate General: “We believe the most important thing is that the high degree of autonomy, rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Joint Declaration and embodied in the “one country two systems” model are respected. We monitor and report on this on a regular basis through our six-monthly report on Hong Kong to Parliament. We are due to publish our next report in July.
“Our position on universal suffrage is well known: the best way to preserve Hong Kong’s strengths is through a transition to universal suffrage which meets the aspirations of the people of Hong Kong. The detail is for the Governments of China and Hong Kong and the people of Hong Kong, but the important thing is that people have a genuine choice and feel that they have a real stake in the outcome.
“We welcome the restatement of the commitment to achieve the election of the Chief Executive through universal suffrage in 2017 in the State Council White paper.”