After its return to China, Hong Kong has shown pioneering spirit in the magnificent process of China’s reform and opening-up and played an important role in connecting the mainland with the rest of the world, making irreplaceable contributions to the long-term stable and rapid development of China’s economy.
After its return to China, Hong Kong has overcome various challenges and made steady progress in all aspects. Be it the global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, or dramatic social upheavals, nothing has stopped Hong Kong from moving forward.
After its return to China, Hong Kong has ensured its people’s status as masters of the region. With the policy of the people of Hong Kong governing Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy in practice, authentic democracy starts to take shape in the region.
The principle of “one country, two systems” must be fully and faithfully implemented.
Both overall jurisdiction by the central authorities and HKSAR’s high degree of autonomy must be ensured.
Hong Kong must be governed by patriots.
Hong Kong’s distinctive status and strengths must be maintained.
Hong Kong should further improve its governance.
Hong Kong should continue to create strong impetus for growth.
Hong Kong should effectively address people’s concerns and difficulties in daily life.
The people of Hong Kong should work together to safeguard harmony and stability.
The fundamental purpose of the policy of “one country, two systems” is to safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and development interests and to maintain long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao.
All that the central government has done are for the benefits of ourcountry, of Hong Kong and Macao, and of our fellow compatriots in the two regions.
The policy of “one country, two systems” has been tested repeatedly in practice. It serves the fundamental interests of not only Hong Kong and Macao, but also the whole country and the nation. It has gained the full support from the more than 1.4 billion Chinese people including the residents of Hong Kong and Macao, and it is also widely recognized by the international community. There is no reason for us to change such a good policy, and we must adhere to it over the long run.
To keep the power to govern the HKSAR firmly in the hands of those who love the country is essential for safeguarding the long-term stability and security of Hong Kong. At no time should this principle be allowed to be compromised.
The fundamental interests of Hong Kong are in line with those of thecountry, and the central government and Hong Kong compatriots share the same aspirations.
Hong Kong will prosper only when its young people thrive; Hong Kong will develop only when its young people achieve well-rounded development; and Hong Kong will have a future only when its young people have a bright future.
We firmly believe that on the new journey toward our country’s second centenary goal of building China into a modern socialist country in all respects, Hong Kong, with the strong support of the motherland and the solid guarantee provided by the policy of “one country, two systems”, will surely achieve even greater accomplishments and share, together with fellow compatriots of the motherland, the glory of the Chinese nation’s rejuvenation.
As one can learn new things by reviewing old things, so by reviewing the past we can navigate the future.
He who has access to the benefits of the world shoulders the responsibility of the world; he who enjoys the pleasure of the world concerns himself about the world.
May you cherish as high aspirations as the crane soars into the sky.