Constitution endorses ‘one country, two systems’
The nation’s Constitution is the “supreme embodiment” of the “one country, two systems” principle, Shen Chunyao, chairman of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, said on Dec 4. All Chinese, including Hong Kong compatriots, should thus safeguard its highest legal authority, Shen said at a symposium marking Constitution Day at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Some 500 cross-sector representatives in Hong Kong, including about 300 secondary school students, attended. “One country” is the basis of “two systems”, he said. Under “one country”, the national Constitution is the country’s fundamental and supreme law, and it is valid in all territories in the country, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, he said.