President Hu wishes HK more prosperous future

Updated: 2006-12-30 09:24

BEIJING, Dec. 29 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday said he hoped the Hong Kong people sustained their sound development and continue to contribute to future prosperity.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) shakes hands with China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Donald Tsang in Beijing, Dec. 29, 2006.[Xinhua]

Hu made the remark while meeting with Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), who came to Beijing for an annual report to the central government.

"Hong Kong is enjoying social stability and a growing economy. The people's lives are improving as well," said Hu.

He hoped people from all walks of life would continue to work together and achieve more economic prosperity and social harmony.

The central government showed great concern for the interests of Hong Kong people and seriously discussed issues with the HKSAR government regarding economics, finance, trans-national infrastructure construction cooperation, environmental protection and food safety, said Hu.

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