Ho Iat-seng says HK unrest 'typhoon' has lesson for MacauLocal | 19 Nov 2019 6:27 pm
The Macau Chief Executive, Ho Iat-seng said what is happening in Hong Kong is a warning to Macau, calling the situation in the city a "typhoon" that sooner or later will be over.
"Hong Kong has let people know what rioters are, what rights are, and how people's rights and obligations should be balanced. So many Hong Kong people stress too much on their rights and ignore their obligations," Ho said in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV). “That's something we should examine ourselves. We should work on education on this."
Ho said he firmly supported the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, a mechanism.
“The 'One Country, Two Systems' principle itself can function well and last long. Macau should be a model for our country's great cause of reunification."
The unrest in Hong Kong has also affected tourism in Macau, he said.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which opened to traffic in October last year, was one of the sightseeing spots. The bridge is the first large-scale infrastructure project jointly developed by Guangdong province, Hong Kong, and Macau.
“The bridge was very popular in the first few months after it started operation. We had so many group visitors," Ho said. “But in recent months, many tourists canceled their visits. They say they will come after Hong Kong gets back to normal."