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Election fair, Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets standard: central gov't

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

03-26-2017 16:50 BJT

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council said Sunday that the election of the chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was fair and the newly elected HKSAR chief executive meets the established standards.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Sunday won the election of the fifth-term chief executive of HKSAR.

The election, which strictly observed the Basic Law of the HKSAR, relevant decisions by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, and the election laws of the HKSAR, embodied the principle of openness, fair play and justice, said the spokesperson, adding that the election was smooth and orderly.

Lam meets the standards set by the central government for an HKSAR chief executive, including loving the country and Hong Kong, being trusted by the central government, being capable of governing and enjoying the support of the people of Hong Kong, said the spokesperson.

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council has received the election report submitted by the HKSAR government and the central government will perform the appointment procedures according to law, the spokesperson said.

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