The implementation of "One Country, Two Systems" has reaped globally recognized success since Hong Kong's return to China, Vice Premier Han Zheng said on Friday when meeting with a youth delegation from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in Beijing.
Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, joined a symposium with the delegation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
He asked youth in Hong Kong to learn more about the history of the country and the Chinese nation and to carry on the grand tradition of loving the country and Hong Kong.
Han said he hopes that young people in Hong Kong can grasp the historic opportunity of HKSAR's integration into the overall development of the country, and combine their own careers with the development of Hong Kong and the country, in order to contribute to the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and the realization of the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
The delegates from Hong Kong also spoke at the symposium, saying that the visit to the Chinese mainland added to their knowledge of the economic and social development of the country, and strengthened their faith in taking part in it.
They will uphold their love for the country and Hong Kong, combine the requirements of the country with their own advantages, and offer their own strengths to the reform and opening up and the modernization of China, they said.
The delegation consists of more than 140 young people from Hong Kong, including leaders of youth social communities, college students, and teachers among others. They have visited the cities of Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Beijing.