Macau shows 'One Country, Two Systems' working, Xi Jinping

Local | 11 Sep 2019 7:37 pm

President Xi Jinping met with newly appointed Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng at the Fujian Hall of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in the afternoon today.

He congratulated Ho for becoming the new Macau Chief Executive.

As the fifth Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Xi said Ho has upheld patriotism for the longest time and is eager to serve Macau.

Having devoted himself through various public positions, serving in the National People’s Congress Standing Committee and the Legislative Assembly, Ho has made positive efforts towards the country’s reform, modernizing infrastructure, and for the prosperity and stability of Macau. 

Xi also said that during the election, Ho was nominated with more votes, demonstrating that Macau widely recognized him worthy of the leadership position.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to China, and within the last 20 years, the past two chief executives Edmund Ho Hau-wah and Fernando Chui Sai-on has united Macau under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle, firmly upholding the constitution and the Macau Basic Law. Macau’s rapid economic growth, continuous improvement of people’s livelihoods, social stability and harmony shows the rest of the world the successful practice of the “One Country, Two Systems” in Macau.” the Macao Daily reported.

The paper also said that “Xi entrusts Ho with the future of Macau looking forward, while uniting the new government of Macau to work together, reform and innovate, carefully planning its long-term development under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.”

Earlier, Ho received from prime minister Li Keqiang the State Council decree designating him as the fifth-term chief executive of the Macau.

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