John Lee, chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said on December 3 that the next five years are a critical period for Hong Kong to break new ground and make a new leap forward.
The spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) bears significance to the future development of the whole country including Hong Kong, the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, the enduring success of the practice of "one country, two systems," and the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, said Lee during an event on promoting the spirit.
At the invitation of the HKSAR government, a central delegation interpreting and promoting the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the CPC held three special lectures in Hong Kong from December 2 to 3.
A lecture for representatives of the executive authorities, legislature and judiciary of the HKSAR was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on the morning of December 3.
Shen Chunyao, a member of the central delegation and director of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, interpreted in detail the report to the 20th National Congress of the CPC on "one country, two systems," and Hong Kong and Macao work.
At the event, the central delegation interacted with people from all walks of life in Hong Kong and answered questions.
Participants said that the 20th National Congress of the CPC emphasized that the policy of "one country, two systems" has proven to be the best institutional arrangement for ensuring sustained prosperity and stability in Hong Kong after its return to the motherland, and the emphasis provides important guidance for Hong Kong to open a new chapter in the practice of "one country, two systems" and strengthens the confidence of all walks of life in Hong Kong to work together and integrate into the overall development of the country.