By Zhang Maorong, researcher of the International Economics Department, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations; cartoon drawing by Liao Tingting
On July 1st, when the summer flowers are in full bloom, President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the fifth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
At the 20th anniversary ceremony, he delivered a keynote speech, in which he put forward four points on how to implement "One Country, Two Systems" policy in Hong Kong under the new situation, and raised new expectations for the new government of HKSAR for better governance.
This is an unforgettable scene that would go down in history of HKSAR.
Xi has showed great foresight in his inspiring keynote speech which specified the direction for the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong guided by the "One Country, Two Systems" policy. The speech has won widespread positive response among Chinese people worldwide.
Within 20 years, Hong Kong has made constant endeavors and marched on an extraordinary journey. Today, Hong Kong is standing at a new historical starting point.
As long as we stay true to the original mission, implement the spirit of Xi's speech, we will surely promote "One Country, Two Systems" policy steadily and lastingly. "Nothing is unconquerable as long as we pull our forces together."
We will adhere to the right direction of "One Country, Two Systems" policy, concentrate on construction and development of Hong Kong. With concerted efforts we forge ahead. We will create a better future for Hong Kong; the Pearl of Orient will be more brilliant.
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