Chief Executive Chui Sai On called for all Macau people to show their enterprise and work alongside the government to maintain the stability of the city’s community, amid an uncertain and sometimes volatile global economic situation.
In a speech yesterday to mark the coming Year of the Pig, Chui said that the “government would seek to propel – in a courageous manner – a steadier and more sustainable path for Macau.”
In his speech, the CE noted it was normal for a society to experience some adversity during the course of its development. He called for concerted efforts to infuse the local community with positive energy and help the region overcome any difficulties.
Current efforts to advance social development would also constitute clear strides toward building a better Macau for future generations, Chui said.
The Chief Executive noted that this year would mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the MSAR. “At a time of such significance, Macau will apply unremitting effort to ensure the successful implementation of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, and to further integrate into overall national development,” Chui stated in his speech.
Chui also noted that the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important time in Chinese culture, adding that all should – where feasible – take some time to share the joy and goodwill of the festival not only with their families, but also with people in need.