Co-lo­ca­tion sys­tem will ben­e­fit all: Ho­race Che­ung

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - HK METRO -

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.

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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,

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