New US con­sul gen­eral ar­rives

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION DIGEST -

Clif­ford Hart ar­rived in Hong Kong on Tues­day to start his as­sign­ment as the US con­sul gen­eral for Hong Kong and Ma­cao. In a state­ment re­leased on Wed­nes­day, Hart said that re­spect for the rule of law and glob­ally rec­og­nized fun­da­men­tal free­doms un­der­pin Hong Kong’s sta­tus as “Asia’s World City” and both are vi­tal for its pros­per­ity and sta­bil­ity. Th­ese are also among the most im­por­tant rea­sons more than 60,000 Amer­i­cans are happy to call Hong Kong home. Hart said he would be hon­ored to wit­ness the next phase of Hong Kong’s demo­cratic de­vel­op­ment and progress to­wards univer­sal suf­frage un­der the “One Coun­try, Two Sys­tems” frame­work.

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