Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu (right) meets new Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Zheng Yanxiong (left) at Government House on Jan 17, 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu met with new Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LOCPG) Zheng Yanxiong at Government House on Tuesday.
Extending a warm welcome to Zheng, who is also the National Security Adviser to the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the HKSAR, Lee said Zheng had worked in Guangdong province for a long time and had been serving as the first Head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR since July 2020, according to a government statement.
Lee said he has every confidence that he and Zheng will work together in implementing fully, faithfully and resolutely the principles of "one country, two systems" and "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" with a high degree of autonomy
Lee also said that Zheng has always attached great importance to the development of Hong Kong's society and is very familiar with the situation in the SAR.
Lee said he has every confidence that he and Zheng will work together in implementing fully, faithfully and resolutely the principles of "one country, two systems" and "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" with a high degree of autonomy, maintaining the constitutional order of the HKSAR as stipulated in the Constitution and the Basic Law, and implementing the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong", as well as actively integrating into the country's overall development and strengthening the city's role as a first-class international metropolis.
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During the meeting, Lee said the Hong Kong society has embarked on the path towards normalcy and is back on the international stage.
With the strong support of the central government, normal travel between the HKSAR and the Chinese mainland is resuming in a progressive, orderly and comprehensive manner, and frequent exchanges of people, businesses and tourism will resume.
The HKSAR government, while uniting different sectors of the community to focus on development, will also be dedicated to addressing concerns and difficulties of members of the public in their daily lives to enhance their sense of well-being and maintain Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability.
Lee said he believed that under the leadership of Zheng, the LOCPG will continue to support the HKSAR government's governance in accordance with the law.
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The HKSAR government will spare no effort in leading Hong Kong society in seizing the historic opportunities offered by the national strategies, such as the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) development and the high-quality development of the Belt and Road Initiative, and will actively carry out international exchanges and cooperation.
Zheng's familiarity with the situation of the Guangdong province will definitely help Hong Kong make greater achievements in proactively integrating into the overall development of the country and participating in the development of the GBA as Hong Kong advances on a higher level.