CPC vows to integrate Hong Kong, Macao better in future development

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) vows to integrate the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Macao SAR better into the country's future development plan in a decision made recently at its plenary session. The Party hopes the central government will improve the system of comprehensive governance that it exercises over the two SARs.

A decision of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on some major issues concerning how to uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and advance the modernization of China's system and capacity for governance was passed at the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and made public on Tuesday.

19th CPC Central Committee concludes 4th plenary session

More emphasis will be put on long-term problems, including those that could potentially affect the stability of societies, according to the full document. In the release, the CPC has pledged to continue to support the improvement of residents' livelihood in the two SARs. 

The Party hopes that the central government will better the mechanism regarding how it appoints or removes the chief executives and key officials of the SARs while continuing to exercise its powers listed on the country's Constitution and the Basic Law.

In addition, the system that will hold the chief executives of the SARs responsible for the central government will also be enhanced, so as to better support SAR governments to operate.

The CPC also called for strengthening education of Hong Kong and Macao residents regarding the Constitution, the Basic Law, Chinese history and Chinese culture, to improve their sense of patriotism.

No outside forces that seek to interfere with the two regions' affairs or to split China will be allowed, the CPC stressed in the release. "We will ensure the long-term stability of Hong Kong and Macao."