CE expresses sorrow over passing of Former President Jiang Zemin

     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (November 30) expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Former President of the People's Republic of China, Mr Jiang Zemin.

     "Being the core of the Communist Party of China's third generation of central collective leadership and the principal founder of the Theory of Three Represents, President Jiang was widely recognised as an outstanding leader with high prestige. He broke new grounds for the country's comprehensive reform and opening up, implemented the basic policies of law-based governance of the country and upheld the principles of 'peaceful reunification of China' and 'one country, two systems', making great contributions to the realisation of the smooth return of Hong Kong and Macao," Mr Lee said.

      "I, together with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, will continue to spare no efforts for the full and faithful implementation of the 'one country, two systems' principle to ensure Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, contributing to the realisation of national rejuvenation,"

     "On behalf of the HKSAR, I extend my deepest condolences to President Jiang's family."

Ends/Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:53