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Sunday, April 30, 2017, 18:41

Wang: Central govt won’t turn Hong Kong into another mainland city

By Willa Wu

Wang: Central govt won’t turn Hong Kong into another mainland city
In this April 28, 2017 photo, Wang Zhenmin, director of the Legal Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, speaks at a luncheon hosted by Bauhinia Magazine. (Parker Zheng / China Daily)
HONG KONG – Chief legal official of the Liaison Office Wang Zhenmin said on Sunday that the central government has no plan to turn Hong Kong into another mainland city.

The implementation of “one country, two systems” is the key to address social problems existing in the city.

Wang Zhenmin, Director, Legal Affairs Department, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR

If that is done, Hong Kong would be stripped of its unique identity and values, Wang pointed out while delivering a speech at a Basic Law forum held by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Wang, director of the Legal Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, stressed that the central government is devoted to make “one country, two systems” a success in Hong Kong.

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He urged Hong Kong to make full use of the “one country, two systems” principle, developing itself with its own advantages and benefits offered by the principle.

Wang described the implementation of “one country, two systems” as the key to address social problems existing in the city.

Citing the city’s economic development as an example, he said taking the mainland market in consideration might offer a way out for Hong Kong to tackle economic challenges.

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Wang urged Hong Kong youths to learn the Basic Law, intensify knowledge about the country and “one country, two systems” principle as well as to be confident about their future.

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