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President Hu meets with NPC deputies, CPPCC members from HK, Macao

Source: | 03-06-2008 17:14

Special Report:   2008 NPC & CPPCC sessions

President Hu Jintao and other top leaders have met with over 280 CPC deputies and CPPCC members from the Hong Kong and Macao SARs.

Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during meeting with deputies to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) as well as members of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Macao SAR at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 6, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during meeting 
with deputies to the First Session of the 11th National
People's Congress (NPC) as well as members of the 11th 
National Committee of the Chinese People's Political 
Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from China's Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Macao SAR at the
Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, 
March 6, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

President Hu Jintao and other top leaders have met with over 280 CPC deputies and CPPCC members from the Hong Kong and Macao SARs.

Hu Jintao pointed out that this year marks the 30th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. He says in the past three decades, the lives of Chinese people have greatly improved. He says Hong Kong and Macao residents have played an important role and contributed a lot to reform and opening-up. During the weather disaster in the south, the Hong Kong and Macao SAR governments and people from all walks of life did their part to help with the aftermath and reconstruction. The president expressed gratefulness to the SARs' NPC deputies, CPPCC members and the people of the two regions.

Hu Jintao said, "The NPC deputies and CPPCC members from the Hong Kong and Macao SARs should not only actively participate in state affairs, but also contribute to the success of the "One country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong and Macao. It has been clearly demonstrated that the principles of " One country, two systems", "Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong" and " Macao people governing Macao" have been shown to be successful since Hong Kong and Macro returned to the motherland. The compatriots from Hong Kong and Macro are competent to administer and build Hong Kong and Macro with their wisdom and capability. The central government will always support the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong and Macao."

"As I mentioned last July, when I attended the celebration marking the ten-year anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the central government's policy on Hong Kong is for Hong Kong and its people to have a better future. The same principle also applies to Macao. I hope both the Hong Kong and the Macao SAR governments and their people will keep up with the steady development of their economy, continue to improve their people's livelihood, stand united and carry forward the spirit of democracy. Only by achieving these goals can the two regions' long-term stability and prosperity be ensured."