BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The central government supports Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam in working with Hong Kong people to address deep-rooted economic and social issues, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Yang Guang, a spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, told a press conference that the unrest reflects some deep-rooted problems in Hong Kong, which demand high attention and require effective measures to tackle.
The central government supports efforts of Lam and her administration to continue discussing solutions with people from all walks of life including the young people through dialogue, Yang said.
The social problems such as expensive housing, big wealth gap and stagnation of social mobility, which concern ordinary Hong Kong people and particularly young people, have formed over a long period of time and are caused by many complicated factors, he said.
"Hong Kong needs constructive dialogue," he said.
Yang called on Hong Kong people to pool their wisdom, reach consensus and find solutions so that the rage in society will give way to peace.
The central government will unswervingly implement the principle of "one country, two systems" and the Basic Law and continue supporting Hong Kong's efforts to develop its economy, improve people's livelihoods and enable all the people to share the benefits of development, he said.