Wang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), addresses a reception to mark the National Day that falls on Oct. 1 in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 28, 2019. The reception was organized by the General Office of the CPPCC National Committee, the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Top political advisor Wang Yang on Saturday called for consolidating and developing the broadest patriotic united front to create a strong synergy towards national rejuvenation.
Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks at a reception held in the Great Hall of the People to mark the National Day on Oct. 1.
The reception was attended by more than 3,800 representatives from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese communities.
Addressing the reception, Wang said that since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has pushed for historic achievements and prompted historic shifts in the cause of the Party and the country, and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation now holds more brilliant prospects than ever before.
"As long as the CPC's strong leadership remains and all the Chinese people work together, no force can stop us from moving forward," he said.
"The closer we get to the goal, the more complex the situation is and the more arduous the task is, the more we should consolidate and develop the broadest patriotic united front," he said.
Wang also noted the unerasable contributions by compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as overseas Chinese in the achievements China has made over the past 70 years.
On Hong Kong and Macao, Wang said that since they returned to the motherland, their original social systems have been fully respected. Compatriots in Hong Kong and Macao enjoy unprecedented democratic rights and extensive freedom in accordance with the law and have more opportunities and greater space for development.
Wang stressed the determination to implement the "one country, two systems" principle, act in strict compliance with the Constitution and the basic laws, support the law-based governance of the chief executives and the special administrative region governments, safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and maintain long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao.
"The motherland will always be the strong backing for Hong Kong and Macao," he said.
On Taiwan, Wang expressed the mainland's willingness to conduct extensive and in-depth dialogues and consultation with all parties, organizations and people from all walks of life in Taiwan on the common political foundation of upholding the 1992 Consensus and opposition to "Taiwan independence."
Calling overseas Chinese an indispensable force for China's development and national rejuvenation, Wang vowed efforts to enable them to play a greater role.