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President Xi meets incoming HKSAR chief executive

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

04-11-2017 18:44 BJT

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BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping met Tuesday with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in central Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Congratulating Lam on her victory in the election as the SAR's fifth-term chief executive and ensuing appointment by the State Council, Xi said Lam's victory is well deserved and she meets all the central authority's standards for the role.

With 36 years of government work experience, especially the multiple important posts she held after Hong Kong's return to the motherland, Lam has shown "a firm stance in loving the country and Hong Kong, a diligent, pragmatic and responsible work style, as well as rich administrative experience and ability to handle complicated situations," Xi said.

Lam also enjoys high recognition in Hong Kong society and has the mind, capability and sense of responsibility for the country and Hong Kong, Xi said.

Lam won the chief executive election with 777 of 1,163 valid votes on March 26. She is expected to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in Beijing, capital of China, April 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

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