President Xi arrives in Macao for 15th anniversary celebrations

 

 

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they arrive at the 

international airport in Macao, south China, on December 19, 2014.   Photo by Cheong Kam Ka

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they arrive at the

international airport in Macao, south China, on December 19, 2014.   Photo by Zhang Duo

 

Children wave flowers and Chinese national flags to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping

at the international airport in Macao, south China, on December 19, 2014. Chinese President

Xi Jinping arrived here Friday noon to attend celebrations marking the 15th anniversary

of Macao’s return to the motherland, which falls on December 20.   Photo by Cheong Kam Ka

 

 

 

President Xi arrives in Macao

for 15th anniversary celebrations

 

By Yuan Ye

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Macao on Friday noon of December 19 for celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of Macao’s return to the motherland.

Xi, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will also attend the inauguration of the fourth-term government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) scheduled on Saturday of December 20.

Upon arrival at the Macao International Airport, Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan were greeted by Macao SAR Chief Executive Chui Sai On and his wife Fok Waifun, and two Macao pupils who presented bouquets to them.

Xi shook hands with Ho Hau Wah, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and former chief executive of the Macao SAR.

Amid a tune of welcome played by the Macao Police Band, the smiling president waved to hundreds of representatives from various walks of life and school children holding national flags and Macao SAR flags to greet him.

Xi told reporters at the airport that he was delighted to visit Macao again since his last trip to the SAR five years ago.

The president said he was glad to be here “to celebrate with Macao compatriots the festival of great historical significance and convey the good wishes of the central government and all Chinese people to Macao compatriots.”

Xi said he was willing to visit local residents, review with them the development of the Macao SAR over the past 15 years and discuss plans for Macao’s long-term development.

The president expressed his belief that Macao will progress in a more steady manner on the right track, guided by the “one country, two systems” policy and the Basic Law.

 

 

 

President Xi meets 

with Macao SAR chief executive

 

By Yuan Ye

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), here on Friday of December 20.

Xi arrived on Friday noon for celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of Macao’s return to the motherland and the inauguration of the fourth-term government of the Macao SAR scheduled on Saturday.

At the inauguration ceremony, Xi will administer as Chui, 57, is sworn in as the fourth-term chief executive. Chui was reelected on August 31.

 

 

 

 

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