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Chief Executive-elect thanks CPG for appointment
     Premier Li Keqiang presided at the seventh plenary meeting of the State Council today (May 20), and decided on the appointment of Mr John Lee as the sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

     Following is the statement by Mr Lee:

     "I am most grateful to the Central People's Government (CPG) for appointing me as the sixth-term Chief Executive of the HKSAR. I am deeply honoured by the appointment and fully aware of the great responsibility upon me. I shall shoulder my mission with loyalty and perseverance.

     "I pledge to live up to the expectations of the CPG and the people of Hong Kong. I will do my utmost to lead the new-term Government to comprehensively and accurately implement the principle of 'one country, two systems', 'Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong' and a high degree of autonomy in accordance with the Basic Law.

     "I shall rise to the challenges ahead at my best, strive to help the needy, unite the society, and build a Hong Kong with vibrancy, hope and opportunities as well as a caring and inclusive culture."
Ends/Friday, May 20, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:44
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