Co-location system will benefit all: Horace Cheung
Kong and the mainland. Due to air traffic controls, people who frequently fly between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Guangzhou or Beijing on business will benefit greatly from the project because it’s less likely to suffer from delays.
Referring to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s remarks that government officials need to explain their policies very clearly in the Legislative Council, Cheung said: “Some officials responsible for construction or engineering are not good in using words. So, very often they’re unable to rebut the absurdity of opposition lawmakers. They may thus choose to remain silent either because they feel being intimidated, or fear that if they respond, opposition legislators will make life more difficult for them in future.”
“In my opinion, the Shenzhen Bay model, under which Hong Kong officers are empowered to carry out Hong Kong laws on mainland soil, can be replicated at the West Kowloon Terminus.
“The opposition camp claims it’s against ‘one count r y, t w o s y s t e m s ’ a n d t h e Basic Law for mainland officers to enforce mainland laws in Hong Kong. But, I think it’s not a matter of law, but a matter of politics and mutual trust. If Shenzhen can allow Hong Kong officers to execute laws in Shenzhen, why can’t Hong Kong do the same?
“Hong Kong residents have
Hong Kong residents have no reason to fear at all. Only people going to the mainland on the Express Rail Link will have to go through clearance by Hong Kong officers first before proceeding to the checkpoint on the mainland side.”
no reason to fear at all. Only people going to the mainland on the Express Rail Link will h av e t o g o t h r o u g h c l e a r - ance by Hong Kong officers first before proceeding to the checkpoint on the mainland s i d e . I f t h e y d o n’ t u s e t h e West Kowloon Terminus to board XRL trains or use the mainland counters, nothing will happen to them. Only those who’re guilty need to fear, not innocent people,” says Cheung.
Executive Council non-official member Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan is adamant that the co-location system of the GuangzhouShenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link can be applied at the West Kowloon Terminus, citing the Shenzhen Bay model as an example.
Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan,