Beijing fully supports Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and speculation that he will be replaced is a "ridiculous" rumor, a senior official overseeing Hong Kong said.
Since Leung has assumed the territory's top job, he has boosted Hong Kong's economic development, improved livelihoods and enhanced social harmony, said Li Gang, deputy director of the central government liaison office.
"I think it is clear he has made various achievements," he added.
Li said it is "ridiculous to claim that Leung would be replaced" and that the remarks made by President Hu Jintao at the congress opening signaled Beijing's continued support for the current chief executive.
Li said those who oppose Leung should give him more time to boost his governance.
On another subject, Li stressed that Hong Kong has the constitutional responsibility to enact national security legislation.
Li said the government can consider relaunching Article 23 after consulting public opinion and when it thinks the timing is right.