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Hong Kong CE-elect thanks Central Government for appointment

(Xinhua)

09:43, March 29, 2012

HONG KONG, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presided at the State Council meeting on Wednesday and endorsed Leung Chun-ying as the new Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), according to the SAR government website.

Leung, the Chief Executive-elect, issued the a statement on Wednesday, saying that he was grateful to the Central People's Government for appointing him as the fourth term Chief Executive of the HKSAR.

"It is a huge mission and honor for me to lead the SAR government in serving the community and the people of Hong Kong, as well as to promote our social and economic development.

"I will continue to unite different sectors and strata of the community with humility, do my utmost, and face up to the challenges ahead. I will uphold the principles of 'One country, Two systems', 'Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong', and a high degree of autonomy," he said.

Leung said that he will also safeguard the rule of law, advance democracy and foster social harmony, and build a more prosperous, just and progressive Hong Kong, adding that he will live up to the expectations of the Central People's Government and the people of Hong Kong.

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