Hu pledges support for Hong Kong democracy
By Xing Zhigang (China Daily/Xinhua)
Updated: 2005-12-28 06:08
Premier Wen meets with HK, Macao CE
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with chief executives of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Macao SAR respectively in Beijing on
During his meeting with Donald Tsang, chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR,
Wen said Tsang has made a great deal of substantial,pragmatic effort to promote
the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong after assuming the post of HKSAR Chief
Executive half years ago.
Hong Kong's overall situation is good, featuring sustained economic growth
and social stability, and some deep-rooted problems are yet to be resolved, said
He expressed the hope that the Hong Kong SAR government and all walks of life
in Hong Kong would make concerted efforts to focus on economic growth and
improvement of people's livelihood and maintaining social stability.
The central government will go on giving its wholeheartedly support to the
HKSAR government's administration in accordance with law and implement necessary
policies and measures to enhance exchanges and cooperation between Chinese
mainland and Hong Kong.
When meeting with Edmund Ho Hau Wah, the chief executive of theMacao SAR, Wen
fully affirmed the efforts made by Ho and his SAR government, saying that
Macao's economy has continued to grow, andthe social situation remains stable
He encouraged the Macao SAR government and Macao people to achieve overall
social and economic progress.
Vice-Premier Wu Yi, State Councilors Tang Jiaxuan and Hua Jianmin, and
Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference Liao Hui were, among others, present at both