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DC reform meetings held

The Government held exchange meetings on the theme of improving the district governance system and reforming the District Councils (DCs) at the Central Government Offices today.   Over 80 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Hong Kong SAR members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were there to exchange views on improving the district governance system and supporting the District Council election.   Chief Executive John Lee noted that it is the first major citywide election after improving the district governance system and reforming the DCs, and is of particular significance.   He said it also marks the final mile for the full implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” in the district governance structure.   The Chief Executive also noted that the election is of great significance to the good governance and the long-term st

John Lee urges electors to vote

(To watch the full media session with sign language interpretation, click here.)


Chief Executive John Lee encouraged electors to cast their votes in the 2023 District Council Ordinary Election scheduled to be held on December 10.


While fielding questions from reporters ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, Mr Lee explained why this particular election is so crucial.


“In regard to the District Council election, it is a very important election because it is an enhanced and improved electoral system, which will produce very hard-working District Council members who will really be attached to their districts and make district affairs good for the citizens of each district.


“Also, we will be ensuring that all these District Council members will be patriots, and will not betray the interests of Hong Kong and the country.”


Apart from stressing that he is sure that all those who now stand for the election have the heart and passion to do their job well, the Chief Executive emphasised that he has strong faith in their performance in due course.


“I encourage all citizens - all voters - to come out to vote on that day because you all live in one of the 18 districts and these 18 districts are our home. We all want to make this home a better place to live in,” he added.

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