John Lee: President Xi's speech gives important directions for SAR govt
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, left here by train on Friday (July 1) after attending a meeting marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Speaking to the media after seeing President Xi off, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said President Xi's important speech and his two-day inspection of the SAR were of great significance and impact, bringing joy and motivation to the city.
Regarding the four expectations raised by President Xi, Lee said he believes that they provide an important direction for the new government, demonstrating the Central Government's full support for the SAR Government's governance in accordance with the law and injecting great confidence and momentum into the work of his administration.
Lee pledged that he will lead the new government to do its utmost to implement and fulfill President Xi's hopes and requirements, and to live up to his trust and the expectations of the public.
Lee added that the four imperatives mentioned by President Xi will help HK and the international community to understand the "one country, two systems" principle more accurately.
Lee stressed that "one country, two systems" will be fully and accurately implemented to ensure "patriots governing Hong Kong" and maintain HK's unique status and advantages.