The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government (LOCPG) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) hosted a virtual reception to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in which Luo Huining, LOCPG director, delivered a speech to extend New Year greetings to all Hong Kong residents.
In the speech, he said: "Last year saw many changes in the world, in our country and in our HKSAR. However, Hong Kong’s changes over the past year were to set things right and to ensure residents regain safety and freedom.”
To address Hong Kong residents’ worries about future changes, Luo outlined four expectations:
First, the principle of “one country, two systems” will not change. The bottom line of “one country” will be further consolidated and “two systems” will show more vitality.
Second, people’s rights and interests guaranteed by the Constitution and the Basic Law of the HKSAR will not change. Hong Kong will have a stronger capability to ensure social stability and safeguard national security more effectively.
Third, the Hong Kong residents’ way of life will not change. Bigger steps will be taken to develop Hong Kong’s economy and improve the livelihood of Hong Kong residents.
Fourth, Hong Kong’s advantage of being a free market and its openness to the world will not change. It will see an enhanced prospect to join in the country’s development and greater confidence to take part in international competitions.
On the behalf of LOCPG, Luo also expressed his faith in HKSAR’s future under the leadership of Communist Party of China.
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(Video source: Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; text by Yang Jiaqi)