Zhang Dejiang (R, front), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, meets with a delegation of the Hong Kong-based Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC), in Beijing, capital of China, May 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Wednesday met with a visiting delegation of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong.
Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the top legislature, called on the chamber to hold to its principles of patriotism and loving Hong Kong.
He urged the chamber to give full support to the chief executive and the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) in their administration according to law.
After hearing reports from the delegation, Zhang said that under central government support, the Hong Kong SAR government has united and led people from all walks of life to carry out the "one country, two systems" principle and the Basic Law, cope with various challenges, and maintain prosperity and stability, since Hong Kong returned to the motherland 20 years ago.
Zhang said that the central government has always paid high attention to Hong Kong and cared about its development.
He expressed his hope that Hong Kong society will build consensus, seize opportunities, perform national development strategies, achieve better development and create new glory.