HKers must study historic resolution: Paul Chan

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Hong Kong people must study the historic resolution adopted at the recent Communist Party plenum, saying it is vital to the country and Hong Kong’s future.

Writing on his blog, he said a “strong leadership core” has been behind the success of the party, and praised President Xi Jinping for leading the country into a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Chan also said the party’s experience in the past century highlights the importance to achieve “common prosperity”.

He said there is no shortcut to achieve common prosperity, and society must strive to create wealth and share the fruits of success together.

On the upcoming Legco elections, the financial secretary said he believes Hong Kong will see good governance with the legislature offering more diverse opinion to the administration in the future, with hopefuls in the December polls coming from various backgrounds and representing a wider spectrum of society than before.