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(Two sessions) Reforms in HK to enforce Constitution and Basic Law, foreign hands to be kept at bay

(Two sessions) Reforms in HK to enforce Constitution and Basic Law, foreign hands to be kept at bay

China will improve systems and mechanisms relating to implementing the Constitution and the basic laws in the special administrative regions including Hong Kong, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, presenting a work report to the national legislature meeting in Beijing.
"China will stay true to the letter and spirit of One Country, Two Systems. We will improve systems and mechanisms of the Hong Kong and Macau SARs for enforcing the Constitution and Basic Laws; we will ensure the law implementation for the SARs to safeguard national security,'' Li said.

He said China will resolutely guard against and deter interference in Hong Kong and Macau by external forces. "We will support both regions as they grow their economies and improve people's lives, so as to maintain the long-term prosperity and stability.''

China will also resolutely deter any separatist activity seeking Taiwan’s independence but is committed to promoting the peaceful growth of relations across the Taiwan Strait and China’s “reunification,'' he said.

Li said Beijing stands by the “one China” principle, which states that Taiwan is part of China.

A draft decision on improving the electoral system of Hong Kong was submitted on Friday to the National People's Congress, for discussion.
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