In her New Year message released on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry Commissioner in Macau Shen Beili says that the commissioner’s office will strive together with the local government to build Macau into a “beautiful home” enjoying prosperity and stability.
Shen’s message was released via the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) Tuesday evening.
Shen said that in his visit to Macau last month, President Xi Jinping met people from all walks of life in the city, comprehensively summarised the highlights and experiences of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle with Macau characteristics, and raised earnest expectations for the new Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) government, which was sworn in by the visiting head of state at the Macau East Asian Games Dome on December 20.
Shen pointed out that the commissioner’s office has always resolutely prevented external forces from interfering in Macau affairs, and strongly promoted Macau’s exchanges and cooperation with other countries and regions.
Shen noted that Macau and the motherland “are now together standing at a new historical starting point where opportunities and challenges coexist”. Shen also said she believed that with the spirit of the important speeches made by Xi during his inspection visit to Macau last month, with the strong backing by the mainland, with Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng’s leadership, and with the joint effort by all Macau compatriots, the MSAR will definitely and constantly integrate itself into the overall national development and enjoy a brighter and better future.
In her message, Shen pledged that the commissioner’s office will constantly innovate its work and strive, in collaboration with the MSAR government and all sectors of civil society, to safeguard Macau’s hard-won and optimal situation and build a beautiful home enjoying prosperity and stability.
Shen also promised that the commissioner’s office will never tolerate any external forces to “touch with their black hands on this treasured land of the lotus”, so as to safeguard the continuation of the successful implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle in Macau.
Shen also reaffirmed that the commissioner’s office will adhere to the “diplomatic principle of benefiting Macau”, and help the city grasp the opportunities created by the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) conurbation project, adding new impetus to Macau’s socio-economic development and its exchanges and cooperation with other countries and regions.
Shen stressed that the commissioner’s office will join the city’s patriotic education drive to ensure the core value of “loving the country and loving Macau” will pass down from generation to generation.