Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivers a speech at a seminar held to discuss the role of Hong Kong's business sector in the Belt and Road Initiative on Sept 8, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
Hong Kong should proactively integrate itself in the nation’s development, as the country embarks on a new historic journey.
Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, made the remarks on Wednesday at a session held by the SAR government on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Luo urged Hong Kong to seize the opportunity and fully leverage the advantage of “one country, two systems” to develop itself and make contributions to the country.
Wednesday’s session is part of the series of events held in Hong Kong recently to deepen the public’s understanding of the essence of the weeklong Party Congress, which was held in mid-October. Over 120 senior government officials, lawmakers and members of the Executive Council attended the Wednesday meeting.
Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government, stressed that Hong Kong people should further deepen their understanding of the gist of the Party Congress as well as President Xi Jinping’s landmark speech on July 1 in a comprehensive and accurate manner, and regard them as an action guide in dealing with daily work
Invited to give a speech at the session, Luo said the emphasis of “one country, two systems” in the report to the Party Congress fully demonstrates the significance of the principle in the Party and the country’s work.
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Luo stressed that Hong Kong people should further deepen their understanding of the gist of the Party Congress as well as President Xi Jinping’s landmark speech on July 1 in a comprehensive and accurate manner, and regard them as an action guide in dealing with daily work and solving the city’s deep-seated problems.
Luo pledged that the Liaison Office will continue to support the chief executive and the SAR government, who are in the driver’s seat and are held accountable for the governance of the region as was pointed out by Xi in his July 1 speech.
The office will also work with every sector of the city to promote the essence of the Party Congress and the practice of “one country, two systems”, Luo said.
Addressing the session, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said the report to the Party Congress illustrated the new ideas, new thinking, and new strategies on “one country, two systems” and put forward clear requirements for promoting the construction of governance systems and governance capacity of the Hong Kong SAR.
For properly implementing the essence of the Party Congress, Lee said Hong Kong should further enhance the executive-led governance and ensure both the central government’s overall jurisdiction and a high degree of autonomy in the Hong Kong SAR.
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It is also important to boost economic development, tackle deep-rooted livelihood issues, better integration into the nation’s overall development and improve the SAR’s institutional mechanism in safeguarding national security, Lee said.
Being a good contributor and defender of the “one country, two systems” principle, Hong Kong will surely continue to shine through in the global stage, he added.
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