President Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited Macau and attended the “Convention to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Macau’s Return to the Motherland and the Inaugural Ceremony of the Fifth Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region” and delivered a series of important speeches. Professor Richard Weixing Hu, Dean of FSS at the University of Macau, interpreted the essence of Xi Jinping’s speech in Macao to China Review News. He believes that President Xi’s speech was lofty and profound, with far-reaching implications. It comprehensively summarized the basic experience of the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to the motherland from a historical perspective and deserves the seriousness of people from all walks of life. People should study and understand carefully.
Among President Xi’s series of speeches, the two speeches at the welcome dinner and the meeting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the return to China are the most important. The two speeches had different targets and different emphases. They both summarized the successful experience of Macao’s return very incisively and answered the question of what is “one country, two systems” with Macao characteristics. The former is mainly addressed to Macao citizens and society, with more specific content and more cordial wording; the latter is addressed to the entire international community, with rigorous wording, and is a political declaration to the world on a very solemn occasion. The five highlights of Macao’s “one country, two systems” outlined by President Xi and the four points of experience in Macao’s practice have far-reaching guiding significance for the future development of the “one country, two systems” cause.