Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 27. President Xi Jinping listened to the 2020 work report of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam in Beijing on the afternoon of the 27th through a video connection.
Carrie Lam reported on the work of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the past year.
Xi Jinping said that because of the need for epidemic prevention and control, this time we will use video connection to listen to your work report on 2020.
First of all, I would like to express my sincere condolences to all residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The new crown pneumonia epidemic has lasted for more than a year and has brought a serious impact to the world.
As a highly open international city, Hong Kong has been greatly affected.
Some time ago, the fourth wave of the epidemic broke out in Hong Kong, which posed a greater threat to the lives and health of citizens, and also caused a lot of trouble to everyone's work and life.
I am very concerned and worried.
The Central Government has taken and will continue to take all necessary measures to fully support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in fighting the epidemic.
We must strengthen our confidence and unite to fight the epidemic.
The motherland will always be Hong Kong's strong backing, and the immediate difficulties will surely be overcome.
Xi Jinping said that in the past year, you and the government of the Special Administrative Region have calmly dealt with the multiple severe shocks brought about by the "regulation amendment", the new crown pneumonia epidemic and adverse changes in the external environment. Some results have been achieved.
In particular, after the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress enacted and promulgated the Hong Kong National Security Law, you led the government of the Special Administrative Region to resolutely implement it, stop violence and chaos in accordance with the law, and work hard to get Hong Kong back on track.
On major issues of right and wrong, such as national security, you stand firm, dare to take responsibility, and show your patriotism and love for Hong Kong and a high degree of responsibility to the country and Hong Kong.
The central government fully affirms the performance of you and the special administrative region government in performing their duties.
Xi Jinping emphasized that Hong Kong's major transition from chaos and governance once again revealed a profound truth, that is, to ensure the stability and long-term practice of "one country, two systems", we must always adhere to "patriots ruling Hong Kong."
This is a fundamental principle that concerns national sovereignty, security, development interests, and the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.
Only by achieving "patriots ruling Hong Kong" can the central government's comprehensive governance over the special administrative region be effectively implemented, the constitutional order established by the Constitution and the Basic Law can be effectively maintained, various deep-seated problems can be effectively resolved, and Hong Kong can be realized Long-term peace and stability, and make due contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Xi Jinping also asked Carrie Lam to convey his cordial condolences to relevant officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government who have been unreasonably sanctioned by the United States.
Carrie Lam expressed her heartfelt thanks to the central government for its care and support for Hong Kong.
She will lead the special administrative region governance team to do their best to work harder, overcome difficulties fearlessly, and let Hong Kong set off again and move forward.
Han Zheng, Ding Xuexiang, Guo Shengkun, You Quan and Xia Baolong participated in the above activities.