The Returning Officer wrote to Huang Zhifeng: do you want to explain whether you want to promote Hong Kong Independence

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 The Returning Officer wrote to Huang Zhifeng: do you want to explain whether you want to promote Hong Kong Independence


On July 26, Mr. Cai Minjun, the Electoral Officer of Kowloon East, wrote to Huang Zhifeng, asking him to explain whether he still intends to promote the democratic self-determination of Hong Kong Independence and whether he will ask foreign countries to sanction Hong Kong, etc., and ask Huang Zhifeng to respond before 11:00 a.m. on the 27th.

Huang Zhifeng posted a letter from the electoral officer on his Facebook account

Huang Zhifeng published a letter from the electoral officer on his Facebook on the 26th. In his letter, Cai Minjun pointed out that Hong Kong peoples aspiration takes democratic self-determination as the highest principle, and

Huang Zhifeng served as Secretary General of the organization for a long time and did not sign the confirmation of the election.

In other words, Huang Fengs proposal of Hong Kongs self-determination includes whether Hong Kongs future includes Hong Kongs future.

Cai Minjun questioned how Huang Zhifengs claim met the substantive requirements of his declaration in the nomination form to uphold the basic law and guarantee allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The letter also listed Huang Zhifengs past words and deeds, including pushing the US Congress to pass the so-called Hong Kong human rights and Democracy Act; a letter to the US Secretary of state requesting the US government to impose sanctions on the officials of the SAR, asking Huang Zhifeng to answer whether he still intends to ask the United States to suppress the Hong Kong SAR, and whether he has the intention to ask other foreign governments to promote similar laws.

Cai Minjun pointed out that Huang Zhifengs above-mentioned words and deeds in any case are to use foreign forces to exert pressure on Hong Kong and allow foreign countries to interfere in the internal affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He questioned whether the purpose of Huang Zhifengs election to the Legislative Council was to use the power and convenience of members to continue to promote him to use foreign forces to exert pressure on China or the Hong Kong SAR.

In addition, Cai also asked Huang Zhifeng to respond to his earlier claim that he resolutely opposes the national security law, whether he opposes the Hong Kong National Security Law and the SARs constitutional responsibility to safeguard national security, and whether he will veto all bills, motions and budget proposals submitted by the SAR government to the Legislative Council.

Cai Minjun asked Huang Zhifeng to reply to the above questions before 11:00 a.m. on July 27. She will decide whether the nomination is valid based on Huang Zhifengs nomination form, reply and all relevant information.

The general election of the Hong Kong Legislative Council will be held on September 6 this year, with the nomination period from July 18 to 31. Huang Zhifeng signed up for election on July 20, but he refused to sign the confirmation, declared his support for the basic law and pledged his loyalty to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The confirmation is not mandatory, but the returning officer can decide whether the nomination is valid or not. The figure is the confirmation letter for the 2016 Legislative Council election

When Huang Zhifeng participated in the District Council election in October last year, he was ruled invalid by Cai Liang, then the Returning Officer of Southern District. At that time, the SAR government issued a press release pointing out that the emphasis on advocating or promoting democratic self-determination was contrary to the contents of the declaration required by the law to uphold the basic law and guarantee allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the candidate could not meet the requirements of the relevant electoral laws.

In a letter to Huang Zhifeng on the 27th, Cai Minjun pointed out that in the past elections, the Returning Officers decision on the validity of a candidates nomination had no binding force on her statutory duties, but she had the right and responsibility to consider all relevant factual information.

As the nomination period for the Legislative Council election is coming to an end, before Huang Zhifeng, the returning officer has sent letters to at least 10 opposition candidates on July 25, asking them to respond to major questions of principle and position, and to receive a reply before the 26th.

The opposition candidates are trying to cover up their positions in the face of possible disqualification. For example, after receiving a letter from the Returning Officer, former vice chairman of Hong Kong peoples aspiration, Yuan Jiawei, said that the slogan of Hong Kong Independence in her social account had been deleted. Four candidates of the public democratic party also denied that they would continue to ask the United States to implement sanctions against the Hong Kong SAR.

Liu Zhaojia, vice president of the National Association for Hong Kong and Macao Studies, pointed out in an interview with Hong Kong media that Hong Kongs national security law has been implemented, and the previous qualification examination for district council candidates has been relaxed. In addition, the opposition primary election results in radical faction. China will not allow domestic and foreign hostile forces to use the Legislative Councils intention to paralyze the SAR government and seize the power of governance. Therefore, the Central Committee and the SAR government have taken a very tough stance this time. He believes that this DQ (disqualification) scale will be much larger than in the past.

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At the beginning of nomination for Hong Kongs Legislative Council election, Huang Zhifeng indicated that he refused to sign the confirmation letter involving the basic law

(observers online news) yesterday (July 18), the nomination campaign for the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council election began and will end on July 31. The returning officer received 18 nomination forms on the first day of nomination.

For the geographical constituencies, there were three nominations for Hong Kong Island and New Territories East, and one nomination for Kowloon West and one nomination for New Territories West. There are 10 nomination forms for the functional constituencies, which are from the agriculture and fisheries sector, education sector, accounting sector, engineering sector, social welfare sector, tourism sector, financial services sector and catering sector.

The EC requires that the nominees must sign a confirmation letter in the nomination form to declare their support for the basic law and pledge their loyalty to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, otherwise their nominations will be invalid.

A few days ago, a group of candidates from the speculation soliciting faction disagreed on whether to sign the confirmation letter. After that, they held a press conference and called for everyone to go up and down together, either sign together or refuse to sign together.

Huang Zhifeng, a disorderly Hong Kong element preparing to run for the election, wrote on Facebook on the 18th that he chose not to sign the confirmation letter. He claimed that whether he would be approved as a candidate did not focus on whether he signed the document when he signed up. Signing or not does not affect your chances of entering the gate . It is better to be straightforward and refuse to sign..

Later, CEN Aohui, one of the sponsors of Zhanzhong, also sent a document saying that he would not sign the confirmation letter.

In addition, according to Wen Wei Po, a number of candidates who did not participate in the primary election of the soliciting speculation faction and primary election signed a confirmation letter on the grounds of procedural problems and signing does not mean approval.

The Ta Kung Pao issued an article on the 18th, pointing out that when the opposition participates in the Legislative Council election, it must sign a confirmation letter. If the candidates openly shout the slogan of Guangshi and advocate Hong Kong Independence and self-determination, it is obviously in violation of the national security law. The article also said that during the nomination period for the Legislative Council election which started yesterday, if any opposition candidate was ruled invalid by the Returning Officer, he should be responsible for his own fault, and no one else should be responsible for it.

The confirmation letter system was introduced for the first time during the nomination of the Hong Kong Legislative Council election in 2016. This years election guidelines also set out:

In order to ensure that all candidates clearly understand the content of the basic law and the legal requirements and responsibilities for making the declaration when signing the statutory declaration in the nomination form, the EAC prepares a confirmation letter to the candidates and submits them together on a voluntary basis when submitting the nomination forms, so as to show that they have understood the requirements of the relevant legislation and assist the returning officer in determining the candidates Whether the nomination is valid.

Confirmation letter of 2016 Legislative Council General Election (part) source: Hong Kong media

Although the confirmation letter is not part of the nomination form, and candidates can choose whether to sign or not, the election activity guidelines quoted a case in 2016 (that is, the disqualification of Chen Haotian, a Hong Kong Independence element), indicating that the returning officer can also decide whether a candidates nomination is valid by failing to return the confirmation .

The general election of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong will be held on September 6. A total of 70 members will be elected from 35 geographical constituencies and functional constituencies.

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