A woman walks outside the Raimondi College polling station, where Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor voted, on Dec 19, 2021. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)
As the election for the seventh-term Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is underway orderly on
Sunday, certain foreign organizations including Hong Kong Watch have wasted no
time in repeating their old rhetoric, in an attempt to smear the event.
As a matter of fact, since polling stations opened, voters from all constituencies have actively cast their ballots while the process has been in good order, ushering in a new chapter of good law and good governance in the HKSAR.
What they have said and done is exactly an effort to tarnish an election that complies with related laws and regulations, and that truly ensures the rule of the HKSAR by the Hong Kong people.
However, some foreign forces, who do not want to see a
stable and prosperous Hong Kong, have refused to stay quiet. They have no
qualms about using every possible chance to do smearing and sabotaging.
What they have said and done is exactly an effort to tarnish
an election that complies with related laws and regulations, and that truly
ensures the rule of the HKSAR by the Hong Kong people.
No matter how those forces are going to carry on with their
smearing campaign, they will never succeed in preventing this election from
being held in an orderly fashion, not to mention stopping Hong Kong marching
forward on its path towards democracy and the rule of law.