Jinping stresses advancing ‘1 country, 2 systems’ national reunification

Chinese President, Xi Jinping, on Monday stressed solid efforts in advancing the practice of “one country, two systems” and the cause of national reunification.

President Jinping made the remarks when addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th Na­tional People’s Congress.

He stressed the need to fully, faith­fully and resolutely implement the policy of “one country, two systems,” under which the people of Hong Kong administer Hong Kong and the people of Macao administer Macao, both with a high degree of autonomy.

President Jinping underscored the importance of remaining committed to law-based governance in Hong Kong and Macao, and supporting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Macao SAR in growing their economies, improving their people’s lives, and better inte­grating themselves into the country’s overall development.

He said adhering to the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, actively promoting the peaceful devel­opment of cross-Strait relations, res­olutely opposing external interference and “Taiwan independence” separatist activities, and firmly advancing the process of national reunification.

China’s development benefits the world and China cannot develop in isolation from the rest of the world, President Jinping said when address­ing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress, the national legislature.

Stressing that China will make con­crete efforts to advance high-standard opening up, President Jinping said the country will not only leverage global markets and resources for its own development, but also promote the development of the whole world.

“We will be dedicated to peace, de­velopment, cooperation, and mutual benefit, stand firmly on the right side of history, practice true multilateral­ism, and uphold the shared values of humanity,” President Jinping said.


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