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Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 19:20

Vice-president praises HKSAR govt

By chinadailyasia.com

Vice-president praises HKSAR govt
The Secretary for the Civil Service, Clement Cheung (second left), leads a delegation of 11 Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to meet with Vice-President Li Yuanchao (second right) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Oct 18, 2016. (GIS)

HONG KONG - Vice-President Li Yuanchao on Tuesday recognized the achievements of the SAR government in housing, land supply, and poverty alleviation.

In a meeting with Hong Kong’s civil servant delegation led by Secretary for Civil Service Clement Cheung Wan-ching, Li appraised the administration of the SAR government led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

Li said the central government recognized the achievements that the SAR government has made for the nation and Hong Kong

Li said the central government recognized the achievements of the SAR government, and hoped the Hong Kong government can keep up the good work while strictly adhering to the “One Country, Two Systems” framework and the Basic Law. He added that the central government will implement the framework unswervingly.

The deputy head of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Zhou Bo also attended the meeting.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Cheung said Li expressed hopes that civil servants in Hong Kong can bear in mind with responsibility the overall situation, and assist the leader of the SAR government in governing the city.

Cheung said that during the meeting Li stressed three key points, including that Hong Kong should strictly adhere to the “One Country, Two Systems”  principle and the Basic Law as Hong Kong has benefited from it.

Li said the central government attached great importance to Hong Kong’s stable development amid the nation’s growth.

The delegation arrived in Beijing on Sunday and will fly to Chongqing on Wednesday before returning to Hong Kong on Saturday. It was the third time that such a visit was arranged. In 2010, a similar group of civil servants visited the Shanghai Expo after their inaugural meeting in Beijing.

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