Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong on Friday praised the governments of Hong Kong and Macao and the business circles for their efforts in promoting local economic development.
The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has won a wide recognition of the local society with its administrative concept of serving the people, Zeng said when meeting with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, chief executive of the HKSAR at the Boao Forum for Asia Friday in Boao.
"Macao has been keeping a good momentum of development since its return to China in 1999. I wish the Macao SAR government to make further efforts for Macao's long-term development," he said when meeting with Edmund Ho Hau Wah, chief executive of the Macao SAR also in Boao on Friday.
He also acclaimed the business circles of Hong Kong and Macao for their contribution to the economic development of the mainland when he met with their delegations which are attending the forum.
He said he wishes them to strengthen the economic exchanges and cooperation with the mainland to realize a win-win development.
"I also wish you to unite all walks of life in your society and support the chief executives and the SAR governments to create harmonious societies," he said.