Luo Huining, the new director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said Thursday that the central government will continue to fully respect and support Carrie Lam and the HKSAR government in governing the city in accordance with the law.
Luo, who replaced Wang Zhimin as director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong on Saturday, made the remarks during his meeting with the HKSAR chief executive in Hong Kong.
Luo said since protests broke out in Hong Kong, Lam has led the SAR government to stop riots, stabilize the situation, and adopt a series of measures to help enterprises and relieve the plight of the Hong Kong residents.
Luo expressed respect to Lam's courage and said the liaison office will continue to fully respect and support the work of the chief executive and the SAR government.
The two agreed to further implement the "One Country, Two Systems" policy and maintain Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, according to a statement by the liaison office.
They vowed to advance the work of stopping riots, restoring order, and maintaining the rule of law in Hong Kong, and further develop the economy, improve people's livelihood and accelerate the construction of the Greater Bay Area.
Both sides believe that Hong Kong will definitely go back on track with the central government's care and support and the concerted efforts of Hong Kong residents from all walks of life.