在選舉的過程中,我看到自己的不足

鄭月娥特首選舉結束勝利演說

各位香港市民:

這一刻我懷著謙卑的心情,作爲中華人民共和國香港特別行政區候任行政長官,與大家開始新的一段同行。

我要感謝曾俊華先生和胡國興先生,還有葉劉淑儀女士,他們在今次選舉過程中的表現令人敬佩,更啓發了我很多。我希望他們會繼續用他們覺得合適的方法,與我一起服務香港人。
我亦要感謝所有選舉委員會委員,無論他們投了票給哪個候選人。多謝他們對香港的關心和在這場選舉的積極參與。

還要感謝傳媒,尤其是前線的記者朋友。多謝你們一直協助市民監察我。兩個多月的奔波,辛苦大家了。

我競選辦的同事亦都辛苦了,他們日以繼夜的工作,我衷心感激。

我更要多謝在選舉過程中,與我分享過意見、或是用不同方法表達過想法的社會人士和廣大市民。在參選之前,我自信有多年的公職經驗,應該已經算是瞭解情況。但在選舉過程中,我聽到很多人的心聲,學了、體會了很多新的事物和對事物的不同角度。我看到自己的不足,明白必須要加把勁。

我亦都明白行政長官的工作,會與我以前在政府所有的崗位都不一樣。在以前的崗位,我比較著重落實解決問題。而作爲行政長官,我有責任找出事情的癥結,更宏觀地梳理問題。
香港、我們共同的家,今日存在頗嚴重的撕裂和積累了很多鬱結。我的首要工作就是去修補撕裂和解開鬱結,團結大家向前。

對我來説,團結是要實實在在、一步一步建立起來的。我會用具體的工作和扎實的政績去答謝支持我的人,以及贏取未曾支持我的人的認同。我深信:行動比説話更有力。

在參選之初,我提出要為管治注入新風格。現在當選之後,我會馬上約晤立法會各黨派的議員,之後我希望建立恆常的溝通機制,為行政立法關係打好基礎。

我亦重申:我組織管治團隊的原則是廣納賢能、用人唯才。只要有心、有力、有承擔服務香港,不論派別,我都會誠意邀請他們加入。

而我亦會要求我管治團隊的每一個成員:必需用心聆聽、與民共議,同時要議而有決、決而有行,這樣我們才締造到可行的共識,得到社會最大的支持。

團結向前的工作在候任期間就要開始。以我在政綱裏面提出每年增加五十億元教育經常開支為例,我會盡快聯絡教育界的各方持份者,以及立法會的各黨派,無論大家的政治立場是什麽,都應該坐下來,從莘莘學子的利益出發,一起討論和決定如何使用這筆新資源。我有信心大家可以求同存異,達到多贏。

同樣地,我在政綱内提出要策略性地運用財政及稅務措施,促進經濟發展。其中包括引入兩級制利得稅,以及為鼓勵投資科研的稅務扣減。香港需要新想法,我會向各行各業的老闆和打工仔,以及專家和學者提出邀請,共同制定稅務的新方向。

大家都知道,一個困擾了香港一段時候的問題是房屋。我承諾過協助香港人置業安居、改善居住環境。要實現這理想,我們需要更多可用的土地,關鍵是如何在增加土地供應上建立共識。我會相約規劃、工程、環保及地區人士,籌組我在政綱中提出的專家小組,繼而開展與民共議。

香港社會多元,不同的意見經常並存。多元包容、新聞和言論自由、尊重人權等價值,以至經過很多代人努力確立下來的司法制度、法治精神及廉潔操守,都是我們香港人珍惜和引以爲榮的。作爲行政長官,我會竭盡所能去維護「一國兩制 」、堅守香港的核心價值。

正因爲這些價值,我們深愛香港這個家,亦令我們的社會生動活潑、有創意。我歡迎並且鼓勵不同的聲音。我會透過實務去證明,不同的聲音是可以互相尊重,一起解決問題、逐漸修補撕裂。

這項工作絕不容易,未來政府亦將會有很多其他同樣甚至更加艱巨的工作。我們盡量先易後難,也要聰明一些,結合政府、公民社會以及民間的力量。

我特別希望發揮青年人的力量。青年人充滿活力,更重要的是,青年往往是走在社會的前端,帶動、推動我們整體前進。在今次選舉中,我深深感受到青年人强烈的訴求和對香港的熱誠。我無論是落區、出席研討會、遇上示威、或是接到電話、電郵和臉書留言,很多時候最敢言的都是較爲年輕的朋友。而我在政綱裏面的不少内容,其實都是受到青年人的啓發。

我自己都是在讀大學的時候投身關注社會,並立志追求一個更公義、更仁愛的香港。幾十年後的今日,我依然熱愛服務大家。

展望未來的五年,工作確實不少,要克服困難也不容易。我懷著一直以來都無變的初心,多加一份謙卑,期盼與各位同行,以關心、聆聽、行動,建設一個更美好的香港!

Fellow Hong Kong Citizens,

Here, with humility, I stand as Chief Executive-Elect of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and ready to begin a new chapter in our journey together.

I want to thank Mr. John Tsang, Mr. Woo Kwok-hing, and Mrs. Regina Ip. They all ran good campaigns which taught me a lot. I hope they would continue to serve the Hong Kong people with me, in whatever ways they feel appropriate.

I need to thank the members of the Election Committee. Regardless of whom they have voted for, I thank them for caring about Hong Kong and for their active participation in this election.

The media, especially frontline reporters, deserve appreciation. Thank you for helping the people monitor the campaign and me. It has been 2 months of very hard work.

Colleagues in my campaign office have worked hard too. I am grateful for their tireless contribution night and day.

Most of all, I thank the people from different sectors and all the citizens who have shared their thoughts and views in their ways. At the start of this campaign, I felt rather confident that years of public service meant I should know things reasonably well. In the process, however, I heard so much more from people’s hearts, and learnt and experienced many new things as well as different angles to things. I see my shortcomings and understand that I must put in more efforts.

I also understand that being the Chief Executive will be very different from all the other positions in which I have previously served. In those positions, my role tended towards implementing solutions to problems. As Chief Executive, it will be my responsibility to identify the crux of the matter and address the problems with a more macro approach.

Hong Kong, our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustration. My priority will be to heal the divide and to ease the frustration – and to unite our society to move forward.

To me, unity must be built step by step on solid ground. It is through real work and actual results that I will respond to those who support me, and garner the recognition of those yet to support me. Deeds speak louder than words.

I also want to stress: in forming my governance team, my principle is to attract talent widely and on merit. Anyone with a sincere wish to serve, the ability, and the commitment, regardless of political affiliation, I shall invite to join my team.

I will tell every member of my team to listen to and work with the people in reaching collective decisions and taking action. Only in this way will we achieve real consensus and gain the widest support from society.

The work of uniting our society to move forward begins now. To take as an example the proposal in my Manifesto to increase the recurrent expenditure for education by HK$5 billion, I will reach out to the various stakeholders and legislators very soon. Regardless of political stance, for the sake of our next generation, we should sit down to discuss and decide how to apply these new resources. I am confident that we can put aside any differences and achieve a win-win situation.

I have proposed to apply financial and tax measures in a strategic way to facilitate economic development. This includes the introduction of a 2-tier profits tax system, and tax deductions to incentivize research and development. Hong Kong needs new thinking. I invite employers and employees in all sectors, as well as experts, and academics to come up with ideas and help devise new plans.

As we all know, housing is an issue that has been problematic for Hong Kong for some time. I have pledged to help Hong Kong people attain home ownership and to improve living conditions. To do this, we need more usable land; the key is to reach a consensus on how to increase supply. I will bring together professionals from planning, engineering, architecture, and environmental protection to form the task force which I have mentioned in my Manifesto, to get a start on the process of public engagement.

Hong Kong is a diverse society, with different views coexisting. Values such as inclusiveness, freedoms of the press and of speech, respect for human rights, and systems which have taken generations to establish, such as the independent judiciary, rule of law, and clean government, are matters that we Hong Kong people find precious and are proud of. As your Chief Executive, I shall do my utmost to uphold “One Country Two Systems” and to guard our core values.

These values are the reason we love Hong Kong our home so much. They also make our society lively and creative. I welcome and indeed encourage the spectrum of voices. Through substantive collaboration, we will show that different views can respect each other, work together, and heal the divisiveness.

This will not be easy; the future Administration will have other equally if not even more difficult tasks. We will prioritize; we will also be smart about leveraging the forces of the government, civil society, as well as the public at large.

In particular, I wish to tap the forces of our young people. The young has the most energy. More importantly, they often are at the forefront of society, pulling and pushing us as a whole to make progress. In this campaign, I have felt deeply our younger people’s strong desires and their passion for Hong Kong. Whether in my district visits, meetings, encounter with protests, or receiving phone calls, emails or Facebook messages, the most forthright are often younger. In fact, large parts of my Manifesto were inspired by young people.

I myself started paying attention to social issues and deciding to seek a more just and benevolent society when I was in university. Now, some years later, I am still passionate about serving the people.

Looking ahead to the next 5 years, there will be plenty of work, and the problems will not be easy to overcome. My heart remains the same, only more humble. I look forward to our road ahead. Through caring, listening, and taking action, we will build an even better Hong Kong!

 

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