Xi calls for better performance of Macao-based central gov't officials, business executives


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MACAO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping here on Friday commended central government officials based in Macao and senior executives of local branches of mainland enterprises and institutions for their dedication to the successful practice of "one country, two systems."

When meeting the officials and executives, Xi said the Macao-based central government offices have firmly implemented decisions and plans of the central government and actively supported the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government in its law-based governance over the past 20 years.

In the meantime, local branches of mainland enterprises and institutions have participated in the construction of the Macao SAR, pushing forward the SAR to prosper together with Macao's enterprises, said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.

"The central authorities fully acknowledge your work," Xi said.

He said the 19th CPC Central Committee at its fourth plenary session had made an outline on upholding and improving the institutional system of "one country, two systems," which should serve as a guideline for the work related to Hong Kong and Macao at present and for a period to come, Xi said, urging earnest studying, understanding and thorough implementation of the outline.

Xi expressed hope that the central government officials and mainland business executives in Macao would dedicate more to the new phase of the cause of "one country, two systems" in Macao.