A former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Deng Xiaoping's principle of "Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong" is rapidly being replaced by current head of the CCP Xi Jinping's principle, "patriots ruling Hong Kong."
Of course, patriots, in this case, refers to people who hold allegiance to the CCP.
People who are concerned about Hong Kong must have noticed that Wang Yang only emphasized "patriots ruling Hong Kong" and that there is no mention, in his work report, of the “one country, two systems” principle.
“Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong,” and “a high degree of autonomy,” were principles of governing Hong Kong formulated by Deng Xiaoping before Hong Kong was handed back to CCP rule in 1997.
After these three steps, Deng's promise of leaving Hong Kong’s policy unchanged for 50 years has been changed. Hong Kong is now in reality governed by Beijing during Xi's reign.
The policy of “Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong” allowed Hong Kong citizens to take a place in Hong Kong's legislative and executive decision-making processes. However, the policy, “patriots ruling Hong Kong” excludes Hong Kong citizens from these processes altogether.
In this way, with a change in phrasing, Hong Kong's legislature and administration will be completely monopolized by the CCP's agents, and the result will be the complete death of “one country, two systems.”
Looking back on history, the CCP’s commitment to this Hong Kong issue is still ringing in the ears. The CCP has failed to abide by its international commitments in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
It has been only 24 years since Hong Kong was handed over to CCP rule, not yet even half of the term of the 50-year Joint Declaration. The CCP's policy of governing Hong Kong has already changed from “Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong” to “patriots ruling Hong Kong,” proving once again that the CCP is purely a rogue party that does not keep its word and has no integrity!