Commentary: HK Election Postponement/Necessity

Postponement of HK LegCo election reasonable, legal, necessary: commentary

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4. Golden Bauhinia Square
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6. HKSAR Legislative Council complex

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7. HKSAR emblem

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8. Graphic showing key point from commentary

Hong Kong, China - July 27, 2020 (HKTVB - No access Chinese mainland/Hong Kong)
9. Various of Centre for Health Protection building, sign, entrance
10. Various of Taxi drivers in line to take nucleic acid test
11. Various of medical workers taking samples from people for COVID-19 tests

Beijing, China - Aug 1, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Graphic showing key points from commentary

Hong Kong, China - July 24-25, 2020 (HKTVB - No access Chinese mainland/Hong Kong)
13. Various of words on wall reading "Union Hospital", facade of hospital
14. Entrance of Union Emergency Medicine Centre
15. Various of researchers working in lab

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16. Queen Elizabeth Hospital entrance

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17. Closed stores on street
18. Pedestrians on street

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19. Pedestrians

Beijing, China - Aug 1, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
20. Anchor of Radio the Greater Bay broadcasting commentary
21. Graphics showing key point from commentary

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22. Tian'anmen Rostrum
23. Chinese national flag

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The latest COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong has put the lives and health of the city's residents in danger, and it's necessary to postpone the Legislative Council (LegCo) election as it is a reasonable, just and legal move, said an article from a Chinese-language opinion column with "Radio the Greater Bay" on Saturday.

An excerpt from a translated version of the article is as follows:

Hong Kong is experiencing a severe epidemic control situation since the outbreak of a new wave of COVID-19 in early July, posing a major threat to the health of the city's residents as well as an unprecedented challenge against its medical system.

As the epidemic is still developing in the city, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government decided to postpone the LegCo election for a year to eliminate the risk of cluster outbreak induced by massive gathers.

Currently the most important and pressing task for Hong Kong is to contain the spread as soon as possible to safeguard the health of its residents.

Since the beginning of July, Hong Kong has been in the grip of the third round of COVID-19 outbreak, with the daily number of confirmed cases surpassing 100 for days.

If the election is to be held as scheduled, it would lead to massive gatherings which will put the health and safety of lives in great danger.

The decision made by the HKSAR government to postpone the LegCo election is reasonable and legitimate, while being in conformity with the mainstream public opinions.

According to statistics, since the COVID-19 outbreak, at least 68 countries and regions worldwide have decided to postpone national or local elections. It is a consensus of the international community to respect science and put lives first.

The HKSAR Chief Executive acted in accordance with Hong Kong's Emergency Regulations Ordinance to postpone the LegCo election.

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's highest organ of state power, will decide on the vacancy of the LegCo incurred due to the postponement.

In the meantime, it is an important measure to ensure a just and fair election and protect the lives and health of Hong Kong residents.

It would be hard for candidates to carry out effective election campaigns under the anti-epidemic restrictions, therefore the decision protects the democratic rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents in accordance with the law.

The difficulties faced with Hong Kong residents always stay as the biggest concern to the central government.

The Chinese central government fully understands and supports the HKSAR government's decision to postpone the LegCo election in view of severe COVID-19 epidemic situation, and has decided, at the request of the HKSAR government, to send testing personnel to Hong Kong to help with large-scale nucleic acid tests and assist Hong Kong in building temporary quarantine and treatment centers.

All circles of the society in Hong Kong should give their full support to control measures against the COVID-19 and stay united to win the anti-epidemic battle soon with firm support of the central government.

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Commentary: HK Election Postponement/Necessity

Postponement of HK LegCo election reasonable, legal, necessary: commentary

Dateline : Aug 1, 2020/Recent/File

Location : China

Duration : 3'46

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Beijing, China - Aug 1, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshot of Radio the Greater Bay commentary
2. Anchor of Radio the Greater Bay broadcasting commentary
3. Graphics showing key points from commentary

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Golden Bauhinia Square
5. Chinese national flag, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) flag

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Nov 15, 2016 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. HKSAR Legislative Council complex

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. HKSAR emblem

Beijing, China - Aug 1, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Graphic showing key point from commentary

Hong Kong, China - July 27, 2020 (HKTVB - No access Chinese mainland/Hong Kong)
9. Various of Centre for Health Protection building, sign, entrance
10. Various of Taxi drivers in line to take nucleic acid test
11. Various of medical workers taking samples from people for COVID-19 tests

Beijing, China - Aug 1, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Graphic showing key points from commentary

Hong Kong, China - July 24-25, 2020 (HKTVB - No access Chinese mainland/Hong Kong)
13. Various of words on wall reading "Union Hospital", facade of hospital
14. Entrance of Union Emergency Medicine Centre
15. Various of researchers working in lab

Hong Kong, China - July 16, 2020 (HKTVB - No access Chinese mainland/Hong Kong)
16. Queen Elizabeth Hospital entrance

FILE: Hong Kong, China - May 3, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
17. Closed stores on street
18. Pedestrians on street

FILE: Hong Kong, China - April 23, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
19. Pedestrians

Beijing, China - Aug 1, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
20. Anchor of Radio the Greater Bay broadcasting commentary
21. Graphics showing key point from commentary

FILE: Beijing, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
22. Tian'anmen Rostrum
23. Chinese national flag


The latest COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong has put the lives and health of the city's residents in danger, and it's necessary to postpone the Legislative Council (LegCo) election as it is a reasonable, just and legal move, said an article from a Chinese-language opinion column with "Radio the Greater Bay" on Saturday.

An excerpt from a translated version of the article is as follows:

Hong Kong is experiencing a severe epidemic control situation since the outbreak of a new wave of COVID-19 in early July, posing a major threat to the health of the city's residents as well as an unprecedented challenge against its medical system.

As the epidemic is still developing in the city, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government decided to postpone the LegCo election for a year to eliminate the risk of cluster outbreak induced by massive gathers.

Currently the most important and pressing task for Hong Kong is to contain the spread as soon as possible to safeguard the health of its residents.

Since the beginning of July, Hong Kong has been in the grip of the third round of COVID-19 outbreak, with the daily number of confirmed cases surpassing 100 for days.

If the election is to be held as scheduled, it would lead to massive gatherings which will put the health and safety of lives in great danger.

The decision made by the HKSAR government to postpone the LegCo election is reasonable and legitimate, while being in conformity with the mainstream public opinions.

According to statistics, since the COVID-19 outbreak, at least 68 countries and regions worldwide have decided to postpone national or local elections. It is a consensus of the international community to respect science and put lives first.

The HKSAR Chief Executive acted in accordance with Hong Kong's Emergency Regulations Ordinance to postpone the LegCo election.

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's highest organ of state power, will decide on the vacancy of the LegCo incurred due to the postponement.

In the meantime, it is an important measure to ensure a just and fair election and protect the lives and health of Hong Kong residents.

It would be hard for candidates to carry out effective election campaigns under the anti-epidemic restrictions, therefore the decision protects the democratic rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents in accordance with the law.

The difficulties faced with Hong Kong residents always stay as the biggest concern to the central government.

The Chinese central government fully understands and supports the HKSAR government's decision to postpone the LegCo election in view of severe COVID-19 epidemic situation, and has decided, at the request of the HKSAR government, to send testing personnel to Hong Kong to help with large-scale nucleic acid tests and assist Hong Kong in building temporary quarantine and treatment centers.

All circles of the society in Hong Kong should give their full support to control measures against the COVID-19 and stay united to win the anti-epidemic battle soon with firm support of the central government.

ID : 8152260

Published : 2020-08-01 19:45

Last Modified : 2020-08-02 17:21:48

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),HKTVB

Restrictions : See Shotlist

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