The Macao SAR Government will continue to promote Macao's stable economic development and moderately diversified
Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council met with Mr Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), to listen to their reports on the current situation in Hong Kong and Macao and the work of the SAR Government. During the meeting with Liang Zhenying, Li Keqiang said that in the past year, you and the Hong Kong SAR Government have struggled hard, united and struggled to steadily push forward the work and maintain the overall stability of Hong Kong and achieve new development. The central government fully affirms you and the work of the SAR Government. Hong Kong, as an important international financial, trade and shipping center, is not easy to achieve. It is worth the people of Hong Kong and all those who care and cherish Hong Kong. We hope that Hong Kong will give full play to its advantages, maintain a good business environment and competitiveness, promote economic and social prosperity and stability and improve people's livelihood and achieve better development. During the meeting with Chui Sai On, Li Keqiang said that Macao's return to the motherland for 15 years, the sustainable development of the economy, social harmony and stability, the cause of a comprehensive advance. The central government spoke highly of the work of the two former CEs and the third district government. It is hoped that the new Macao SAR Government will unite and lead the community, seize new opportunities, plan new blueprints, pay more attention to social livelihood, promote Macao's moderately diversified economy, achieve sustainable economic and social development and explore new developments in Macao. Li Keqiang stressed that the central government will continue to adhere to the principle of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong", "Macao people administering Macao" and a high degree of autonomy, and strictly follow the Basic Law to support the administration of the Chief Executive and the Government of Hong Kong and Macao. As the country enters a new era of deepening reform and rule of law, the country's development prospects will be more broad and bright, which will bring greater opportunities for the development of Hong Kong and Macao. We hope that Hong Kong and Macao will unite to develop consensus, seek development and deepen cooperation with the Mainland, and achieve new and bigger achievements in the national reform and opening up process and the tide of market competition. Liang Zhenying and Chui Sai On thanked the central government for the Hong Kong and Macao SAR government work affirmation and support. Mr Leung said that the implementation of the "Shanghai and Hong Kong pass" was not conducive to tightening the link between Hong Kong and the Mainland and promoting the development of Hong Kong's financial industry. In the coming year, the HKSAR Government will devote itself to the development of economy, improve people's livelihood, promote political development in accordance with the law, consolidate Hong Kong's good business environment and competitiveness, and maintain Hong Kong's prosperity and stability. Chui Sai On said that the latest supplemental agreement between the Mainland and Macao on the establishment of a closer economic and trade relationship and the extension of the clearance time between Macao and Zhuhai are in line with the expectations of Macao to make Macao residents benefit. The Macao SAR Government will continue to promote Macao's stable economic development and moderately diversified, comprehensively enhance the overall level of people's livelihood and strengthen the overall competitiveness of the SAR. State Councilor and Secretary General of the State Council Yang Jing, State Councilor Yang Jiechi attended the meeting.