Another farce of the G7: Global Times editorial
Published: May 10, 2022 01:25 AM
Hong Kong. File photo

Hong Kong. File photo

 The Group of Seven (G7) has repeatedly issued statements on Hong Kong-related affairs, each time with absurd lines and deliberately trampling on the basic norms of international law and international relations. As had been anticipated,  the G7 foreign ministers and EU high representative on Monday issued a statement on the election of the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), held the day before, where they attacked and smeared Hong Kong with such rhetoric as if they were "legally illiterate." This sanctimonious attitude means nothing more than confusing black and white and perplexing people.

When it comes to democracy, the G7's rhetoric cannot hold water. The comprehensive implementation of Hong Kong's new electoral system and the continuous optimization and improvement of Hong Kong's democratic development is more than sufficient to discourage the hostile forces behind the G7. Through their agents in Hong Kong, they are determined to engage in attacks of "pan-politicization" and advocate fake democracy with rampant violence, in a bid to achieve the vicious purpose of "disrupting Hong Kong and deterring China." However, the reality is that genuine democracy, which conforms to Hong Kong's reality and implements the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong," is widely welcomed by all sectors of Hong Kong society. All Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, have long seen through the hypocrisy of the double standards those hostile forces adopt on democracy.

It should be noted that the hostile forces against China behind the G7 not only hold a deep-rooted prejudice on the Hong Kong-related affairs, but also attempt to undermine China's development and stability. The rampant riots and violence in Hong Kong in 2019 used to lift up these forces. They took the side of the mob, sinisterly anticipating in more and larger-scale chaos. They did not care that the general public in Hong Kong was suffering from the turmoil. Just like the violent rioters, these forces are also losers. With the implementation of the National Security Law for Hong Kong and the adoption of the new electoral reform, it is even more inevitable that they will lose.

The election of Hong Kong chief executive is the last of the three important elections after the improvement of the SAR electoral system. It marked that the new electoral system has taken root in the city and the power of "patriots governing Hong Kong" has grown in strength. To free Hong Kong from pointless political disputes, social internal frictions, chaos and violence is what the people want. 

Today's Hong Kong is witnessing a good social atmosphere of unity and progress. It indicates that the general public wholeheartedly supports "patriots governing Hong Kong" and expects the steady implementation of "one country, two systems." A stable political environment is, of course, the fundamental guarantee of the legitimate rights and long-term interests of the various business entities from G7 countries operating in Hong Kong. Regrettably, some G7 politicians have tried to curb Hong Kong's development space in disregard of the facts. The current situation in Hong Kong is exactly the scene that the politicians of the G7 do not want to see but are unable to prevent. Now, they can do nothing but hopelessly whimper with their statements.