China News Agency, Hong Kong, January 1 (Reporter Yang Yan) Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a 2020 New Year message in Beijing on December 31, 2019. People from all walks of life in Hong Kong were interviewed by China News Agency reporters on January 1. It was pointed out that the content of Hong Kong and Macao in the congratulatory message has always shown concern for Hong Kong and expressed its blessings to Hong Kong.
An interview with Wu Qiubei, a deputy to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China and the president of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, pointed out that social disturbances in the past year have seriously impacted the rule of law in Hong Kong and negatively affected the economy and people's livelihood. The country has long cared for Hong Kong and fully supports Hong Kong's development. The message clearly stated that "without a harmonious and stable environment, how can there be a home to live and work in peace and contentment", it is hoped that Hong Kong will restore order and have a stable and sound development environment.
He said that the practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong and Macao is an important part of the national governance system. Taking the successful practice of "one country, two systems" in Macau as an example, the congratulatory message emphasized that the practice of "one country, two systems" is fully feasible, feasible, and popular, demonstrating the central government's firm determination and confidence in upholding "one country, two systems".
Wu Qiubei also mentioned in particular that the congratulatory message "sincerely hope that Hong Kong is good and Hong Kong compatriots are good. The prosperity and stability of Hong Kong is the wish of Hong Kong compatriots and the expectations of the motherland." Show sincere blessings to Hong Kong. Hong Kong people should unite as one, stop disputes, and let Hong Kong out of the predicament. At the same time, they should note that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area construction "press the fast forward button" is mentioned in the congratulatory message to seize the opportunity brought by the country's development.
Wu Hongbin, president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, pointed out that the past year in Hong Kong has not been smooth, and it faces downward pressure from social storms and the economy. Hong Kong must maintain its traditional advantages and should not waste time anymore. The business community also hopes that Hong Kong can stop the economic downturn and have a good business environment. The country has always been very concerned about the development of Hong Kong. It hopes that Hong Kong can stop the violence and restore order, stressing that Hong Kong's prosperity and stability are also the expectations of the motherland.
He said that the practice of "one country, two systems" was successful and gave international investors confidence, which was also an important reason for Hong Kong's past prosperity. It is believed that with the support and help of the country and the joint efforts of all sectors in Hong Kong, the problems that Hong Kong currently faces will be resolved and continue to return to the right track of development.
The chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, Wong Kam Leung, said that in 2019, the chaos in Hong Kong will bring social instability and affect the lives of Hong Kong citizens. In his congratulatory speech, President Xi expressed his blessings to Hong Kong. He also hoped that the chaos in Hong Kong would stop as soon as possible, reduce the factors of instability, and allow Hong Kong people to live in harmony and stability.
Huang Jinliang expressed the hope that in the new year, all circles in Hong Kong can appreciate President Xi's concern and expectations of Hong Kong compatriots, be united, and be more active, proactive, and promising to contribute to the harmony and stability of Hong Kong and allow "one country, two systems" to continue Travel steadily. (Finish)