President's speech: only by uniting against violence can Hong Kong have a better future
Hong Kong, 17 Nov (Xinhua) State President Xi Jinping recently stated the Chinese Government's solemn position on the current situation in Hong Kong. People from all walks of life in Hong Kong said on the 17th that guided by President Xi Jinping's speech, Hong Kong society must unite as one against violence in order to better safeguard social prosperity and the well-being of the people.
Wu Hsiang, member of the standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee and honorary chairman of the Fujian Federation of Societies in Hong Kong, said: President Xi Jinping's speech shows that the Central people's Government is a strong backing for Hong Kong, and the Central people's Government will never sit idly by and. The full support of the Central people's Government will greatly enhance the confidence of the Hong Kong community in combating violence and chaos. I believe that people from all walks of life in Hong Kong will be more active in the future, resolutely stop violence and chaos, restore order, and jointly defend their homes.
Ye Jianming, member of the Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference and executive vice chairman of the Hong Kong Island Federation of all walks of life, pointed out: President Xi Jinping's speech forcefully pointed out the truth to the world and debunked rumors concocted by anti-China chaos forces in Hong Kong. I hope that people from all walks of life in Hong Kong can seriously think about it. At present, the thugs have entered a state of madness and have lost the basic moral bottom line. If we can no longer stop the violence and contain the chaos, it will be very difficult for Hong Kong to avoid even greater tragedies.
Ma Fengguo, a deputy to the Hong Kong National people's Congress and a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, said that it is very important for President Xi Jinping to "firmly support the Hong Kong judiciary in punishing violent criminals in accordance with the law." Even if the police catch the thug, it will be difficult to stop the riot if the judge fails to make a deterrent verdict in accordance with the law.
Ye Guoqian, a Hong Kong deputy to the National people's Congress and a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region, said: President Xi Jinping's speech has put forward clear requirements for the SAR Government to stop violence and chaos, and the SAR Government should use this as a guide and examine all legitimate means to punish violence. The general public should not stand idly by and fully support the SAR Government and make concerted efforts to safeguard the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.
Yang Zhihong, member of the Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference and director of the Hong Kong New vigor Youth think Tank, pointed out that after listening to President Xi's speech, the general public of Hong Kong have the courage and confidence to oppose all acts of violence and destruction. In recent days, more people have come out to clean up the roadblocks set up by thugs. I believe that more people will take concrete actions against violence in the future so that social order can be restored as soon as possible.
Ye Shunxing, member of the National Committee of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference in Hong Kong and chairman of the Hong Kong Women's Federation, said: President Xi Jinping's speech clearly shows that stopping violence and rioting is by no means the task of a certain department, but should be the common responsibility of many departments. In the future, a number of departments should cooperate more closely and work together to complete the fight against violence and chaos.
Huang Bingfeng, director of the Hong Kong mainland Economic and Trade Association, stressed that President Xi's speech clearly shows that China is unswervingly safeguarding Hong Kong's prosperity and stability and national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and opposes any interference by foreign forces in Hong Kong. Guided by President Xi's speech, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region (SAR) must more actively mobilize various forces to lead the general public in their efforts to put an end to violence and to restore social tranquillity.
Yang Yuchuan, chief macroeconomist at Huada Securities in Hong Kong, said President Xi Jinping's speech was very important. He said that if the violence is stopped as soon as possible, it will greatly boost investor confidence and prevent the Hong Kong economy from falling into a deeper quagmire.
Wen Tianna, a senior financial expert in Hong Kong, said that in the current environment of global financial turmoil, if Hong Kong can implement President Xi's request as soon as possible and put an end to violence and chaos, it will help to maintain its status as an international financial center. The mainland is a strong reliance on the development of Hong Kong, and all sectors of Hong Kong should unite to save themselves, so that Hong Kong can have a better future.