The return of Hongkong to the motherland is both a great vitory for the Chinese nation and a great event attracting world-widee attention. It has wiped out the century-old humilation of the Chinese nation and activated the national spirit and we are proud of it.
The smooth transition of power in Hongkong is a great success attributable to Deng Xiaoping's concept of “ One country, two systems” and will facilitate the return of Marco to the motherland and the solution of the Taiwan issue, all of the view to achieve the complete reunification of the motherland. Since its return, Hongkong's previous social ecnomical system and way of life have remain unchanged, and its law has been basically unchanged. The policies of “One country, two systems”, and “Hongkong peope administering Hongkong”, “ for the high degree of autonomy” and the basic law of Hongkong Special Administrial Region has been implemented in an all-round way. Hongkong now enjoyes social stability. Its residents have a sence of security and its economy ahs been developing smoothly.
The central government has given full support to the government of Hongkong Special Administrial Region in its work and measures it has taken in dealing with the impact of the financial crisis in south-east Asian countries. We are pleased to see that as an independent constituency, Hongkong Special Administrial Region has elected its deputies to attend this congress and participate in the administration of state affairs. Hongkong's return has had a good beginning, and Hongkong's future will be even brighter.