This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the Motherland. At this historic moment, I am deeply honoured to be elected and appointed by the Central People’s Government (CPG) as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China. On April 11, 2017, I received the instrument of appointment from Premier Li Keqiang. As mentioned by the Premier, that is a huge responsibility and carries the earnest expectations of the CPG and the people of Hong Kong on the next-term HKSAR Government.
I grew up in Hong Kong and have served the community in various government positions for more than 36 years since I left school. Like all Hong Kong citizens, I love this city passionately.
In the coming five years, I will lead the HKSAR Government in continuing to implement the principle of 'One Country, Two Systems', 'Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong' and a high degree of autonomy strictly in accordance with the Basic Law, to serve the country and Hong Kong, and to live up to the expectations of the CPG and the people of Hong Kong.
I pledge that I will do my utmost to attain unity in society and connect with people from all walks of life to develop our economy, improve people's livelihood, promote a more democratic society and safeguard Hong Kong's core values through “caring”, “listening” and “acting”. By this, we will together build a better Hong Kong.