Central People Government’s Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying has urged local lawmakers to look at Macau’s development from a historical perspective and observe the great achievements Macau has made after its return to the motherland, advising them to look at Macau’s issues and challenges from a developmental perspective, so as to better promote the successful implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.
The office said in a statement that Fu made the remarks during a Spring Festival dinner with the city’s lawmakers at San Chok Un Guesthouse (New Bamboo Mansion) on Penha Hill earlier that day.
According to the statement, Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On, Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng and 27 lawmakers attended the dinner.
The legislature has 33 members.
Fu pointed out that the legislature is an important part of the Macau Special Administrative Region’s (MSAR) political structure, underlining that the Legislative Assembly functions according to law as an important part for the MSAR’s political system to operate effectively.
Fu urged the lawmakers to strictly follow the Constitution and the Macau Basic Law, to fulfil their legislative duties, and to support the MSAR government and the chief executive to govern according to law, adding that lawmakers should also exercise their supervisory duties, and help the MSAR government improve its governance.
Fu pointed out that all these points needed to be carried out within the political framework regulated by the Macau Basic Law, and never to violate the “One Country, Two Systems” principle or the Macau Basic Law.
Fu also said that the country’s development was entering a new era, a “complete nation’s unification” that was very important to achieve the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
Fu stressed that the “One Country, Two Systems” principle’s successful implementation in Macau is an important part of the Chinese dream, providing “important reference” to the nation’s “complete unification”.
Fu urged the lawmakers to “fully realise” their “historical and political responsibilities” to promote the practice of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle in Macau, and promote the nation’s “complete unification”. He also urged Macau’s lawmakers to fulfil their responsibilities according to law, and promote Macau and the mainland’s mutual development, and also promote Macau’s long-term prosperity and stability.
Ho said that thanks to cooperation between all lawmakers, the Legislative Assembly had been able to fulfil its “heavy” legislative mission, and also fulfilled its duty to supervise the government. He also urged them to continue their legislative mission.
Ho also noted that the legislature reflects different social voices as its members come from different social sectors, adding that all lawmakers should fulfil their duties based 1n Macau’s “overall and long-term interests”.(Macaunews)