Vice premier meets Hong Kong delegation

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Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets with a delegation of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Vice Premier Han Zheng on Tuesday met with a delegation of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, in Beijing.

Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, spoke highly of the federation's contribution in promoting exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland and the safeguarding prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.

Han called on members of the federation to unite with people from all walks of life in Hong Kong, firmly safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests, and promote the cause of "one country, two systems。"

The central government fully supports the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government in amending the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance, Han said.

The central government believes that the HKSAR government's efforts and the public's rational discussions will help dispel doubts and build consensus in Hong Kong, the vice premier added.

The federation is a non-profit organization formed by more than 100 Hong Kong-based Fujian communities in 1997.