Premier Li: 'One Country, Two Systems' injects vitality into HK, mainland economy
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it is fundamental to uphold the "One Country, Two Systems" principle in boosting the development for Hong Kong and the mainland, in response to a question on whether economic integration will blur the "Two Systems".
Li said the central government unswervingly adheres to "One Country, Two Systems" in the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, as well as the principles of "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and "Macao people administering Macao".
The premier made the remarks at an annual press conference on Tuesday, following the close of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress.
The "One Country, Two Systems" system is crucial to keeping Hong Kong and Macao's economic advantage, Li noted.
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The central government has formulated the outline of establishing the Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay area, and the plan will soon be made public, Li told reporters.
In the plan, the mainland will encourage more people from Hong Kong and Macao to work and live in Guangzhou, and they will be guaranteed the same access to welfare as mainland residents in such areas as housing, medical care, education and employment.
The central government aims to build the Greater Bay Area into a world-class city cluster, with Li saying the three areas – Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao – have their own advantages which are complementary.