Representatives from Hong Kong’s Business Community attending the Fujian-Hong Kong Belt & Road Forum Saturday expressed firm support for adherence to the “one country, two systems” principle, which was reaffirmed at the fourth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

The fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee was held from Oct 28 to 31 in Beijing. The session reviewed and adopted the CPC Central Committee’s decision on some major issues concerning how to uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and advance the modernisation of China’s system and capacity for governance.

The session vowed to uphold the principle of “one country, two systems” and promote peaceful national reunification.

More than 500 guests from east China’s Fujian Province and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took part in Fujian-Hong Kong Belt and Road Forum in Xiamen City of Fujian Province on Saturday.

The Hong Kong guests at the forum expressed firm support for the principle of “one country, two systems”.

“In the long term, people should have confidence in the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. The ‘one country, two systems’ can be definitely realised against the general background of China,” said Kung Chun Lung, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Guangzhou Associations.

“As far as the ‘one country, two systems’ policy is concerned, only with the backing of the nation, can Hong Kong be in existence, and can there be the ‘one country, two systems’ policy.

Therefore, on the basis of the Constitution, we support in an all-round way the spirit of the fourth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC),” said Wu Huanyan, Chairman of the Fujian association of societies in Hong Kong.

“Some people in Hong Kong want only ‘two systems’, but reject ‘one country’. This is not right. How can we have ‘two systems’ without ‘one country’?

In the future, all the people in Hong Kong should start from the concept of the ‘one country, two systems’ to implement the principle right,” said Tam Yiu-chung, business consultant of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong.

“With the backing of the motherland, Hong Kong can become more stable and better. In the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, Hong Kong could play its role as a ‘super-connector’, and it is able to do better,” said Lam Lung On, chairman of Hong Kong Chinese Importers and Exporters Association.