Lawmakers shouldn’t be a rubber stamp: Xia Baolong

The director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xia Baolong, has told lawmakers not to simply rubber-stamp government policies during a meeting in Shenzhen.

The DAB’s Starry Lee, who was among about a dozen legislators who met with Xia, quoted the top official as saying all lawmakers should monitor the government and offer constructive criticism as the administration implements policies in accordance with the law.

She also said Xia called on lawmakers to help implement the central government’s comprehensive jurisdiction over Hong Kong.

Lee said Xia told them to confront acts that undermine the country’s sovereignty, security and development interests as well as Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity.