Why did the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress meet in early August?

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 Why did the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress meet in early August?


This situation is not common. The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress is usually held every two months, usually in the last ten days of two months.

6 meetings

Since this year, the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress has held six meetings

On February 24, the 16th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress

From April 26 to April 29, the 17th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress was held

On May 18, the 18th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress

On June 18, the 19th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress

From June 28 to June 30, the 20th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress was held

August 8, the 21st session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress

Of course, every meeting has important content.

For example, the 16th meeting adopted a decision to postpone the third session of the 13th National Peoples Congress.

The 17th meeting adopted the decision of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress on the time for the third session of the 13th National Peoples Congress. According to the decision, the third session of the 13th National Peoples Congress will be held in Beijing on May 22, 2020.

For example, the 20th meeting voted to pass the law on safeguarding national security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Zheng Zhijun noted that there are many contents of the 21st meeting which are particularly important, including the report on the revision of the revised draft of the law on the prevention of juvenile delinquency, the report on the revision of the animal epidemic prevention law, and the report on the revision of the copyright law.

At the same time, there are also issues related to Hong Kong:

Entrusted by the State Council, Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, made an explanation on the State Councils proposal to the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress to make a decision on the continued operation of the sixth Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

This is the first time that Xia Baolong made a report to the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress after assuming the post of director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

In February 13th, in novel coronavirus pneumonia spread to Hong Kong, Macao and Hongkong under the background of the impact of the anti revisionist case, Xia Baolong, vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, was also the director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office. This is also a ten year period.

Mrs Lams previous report

The report made by Xia Baolong is very important.

On July 28, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs Carrie Lam, submitted to the Central Peoples government the report on the postponement of the general election of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2020.

On July 29, the State Council issued an official letter to Lin zhengyuee, indicating that the Central Peoples government supports the relevant decisions of the chief executive in Council.

On the same day, the 69th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress was held. The meeting decided that the 21st session of the 13th NPC Standing Committee will be held in Beijing from August 8 to 11.

According to the Xinhua news agency, the relevant report submitted by Lin zhengyuee to the central government reported that:

In view of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic in Hongkong, which seriously affected the election emergency, the chief executive in Council decided to postpone the seventh Legislative Council elections of the Hongkong Special Administrative Region in September 6, 2020 for one year.

At the same time, the Central Peoples government is requested to request the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress to make relevant arrangements for the vacancy of the legislature in the event of the postponement of the election of the seventh Legislative Council.

Yesterday (August 8), entrusted by the State Council, Xia Baolong made an explanation on the State Councils proposal to the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress to make a decision on the continued operation of the sixth Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Continue to operate

According to the basic law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the legislature of the region.

The term of office of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be four years, with the exception of the first term of two years.

Some readers may ask, why should the central government take action?

On July 29, Liu Zhaojia, an authoritative scholar on Hong Kong affairs, told the global times global network that the SAR government has corresponding legal arrangements to make a decision to postpone the election. However, a series of problems arising from this decision, such as how to arrange the vacuum of Legislative Council power, whether the legal basis and basis of relevant arrangements are strong and powerful, and whether it will be challenged by justice, etc Against the background of political and social instability in the SAR, it is necessary for the central government to give the decision a stronger legal basis and ensure the normal administration of the SAR government.

The report also mentioned that the postponement of the Legislative Council election, which was disclosed by the Hong Kong media earlier, once caused fierce disputes among the democratic parties both abroad and in Hong Kong. The foreign ministers of the United States and Australia issued a statement after their talks in Washington on Tuesday, reiterating their support for Hong Kong to hold a free, fair and credible Legislative Council election on September 6 this year.

On August 8, Tian Feilong, director of the National Association for Hong Kong and Macao Studies and associate professor of Law School of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, gave an interview with reporters from China News Agency.

He said that it can be seen from the relevant motions that the sixth Legislative Council will continue to operate to assume the constitutional responsibility of the Legislative Council during the extension period.

As for the groundless accusations made by some opposition figures and external forces for the delay of the Hong Kong Legislative Council election, Tian Feilong holds that:

The accusations lack factual basis, evade the actual needs of epidemic prevention and control, ignore the legal basis of the corresponding arrangements for the basic law postponed election, and proceed entirely from the political self-interest of individuals or groups, and deviate from the requirements of the public interest of Hong Kong and the stability of the SAR. We should firmly oppose and counter the malicious distortions and attacks.