A giant banner calling on eligible voters to cast their ballots on the Legislative Council election day is seen in Central district, Hong Kong, Dec 15, 2021. [CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY]
As Hong Kong goes to the polls on Sunday to elect the city's 7th-term Legislative Council, residents from all walks of life voiced optimism that the new lawmakers will truly serve the interests of Hong Kong and its residents.
A retiree surnamed Wong said the election is of vital significance to Hong Kong's future since the LegCo plays an important role in the city's development.
"This election is important as the legislature is a key part of the city's political system. The voting process is simple and convenient, which took me just a few minutes. I hope the new LegCo can really serve Hong Kong and its people," Wong said.
Ng Ping-ping, a nursing care worker in Chai Wan, said she wanted to support those who love the country and the Hong Kong SAR, and can better represent the grassroots community.
"Voting is our responsibility, as well as our right. I hope Hong Kong will become prosperous and stable again, and the new lawmakers can represent the interests of the underprivileged," Ng said.
A banking professional surnamed Wong, a mother of two, said she expected to see a more constructive legislature after this election. She said hopes there would be fewer physical altercations and more constructive views in the new LegCo.
"This will enable the government and legislators to work together in improving the people's standard of living," she said.