Central government voices support to HKSAR government in settling disturbances
Updated 21:55, 06-Nov-2019

The central government fully affirmed the work of Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), her administrate team as well as the Hong Kong police in dealing with the months-long turmoil in Hong Kong since June.

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng made the comment during a meeting with Lam at Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guest House on Wednesday.

Given the escalating violence in Hong Kong, Han stressed the current whole and fundamental interest of Hong Kong society is to end violence and restoring order.

This should also be the common responsibility of Hong Kong's administrative, legislative and judiciary departments, he said and added all residents in Hong Kong should also bond together to end violence, protect the rule of law and ensure stability.

"We should be confident in upholding 'One Country, Two Systems,'" Han told Lam and added, "we should adhere to and improve it in practice, so that 'One Country, Two Systems' can sail far and steady."

In response, Lam reaffirmed the SAR government's resolution in curbing violence and bringing the Asian financial hub back on track.

At the meeting, Han uttered support for the HKSAR government to take more proactive and effective measures to tackle social problems, especially those involving employment and housing for low-income families and young people.

Han also told Lam the central government is always a strong backing of Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.

Lam was in Beijing for the third plenary meeting of the Leading Group for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area on Wednesday. 

She attended the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Tuesday, where she also had a brief meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

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