CE shares four aspirations for youth development


MACAO, May 12 – Chief Executive Mr. Ho Iat Seng has said that the Macau Special Administrative Region (SARM) government will work harder to create new opportunities for young people to showcase their talents and broaden their vision, while strengthening their sense of responsibility vis-à-vis the country and contribute to the promotion of their upward and horizontal mobility in terms of career development.

Ho said the Macao government pays great attention to its youth-related work and will strive to create new platforms for them to express their views.

The Chief Executive made the remarks on Wednesday (May 11) at a seminar for young people from all walks of life, to allow them to learn about important speeches by President Xi Jinping.

The director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Mr. Fu Ziying, also delivered a speech at the seminar. A total of six youth representatives shared their views during the meeting.

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ms. Ao Ieong U; Deputy Director of MRAS Central People’s Government Liaison Office Mr. Zheng Xincong; and some 150 youth representatives and representatives of local youth associations participated in the seminar.

Ho quoted President Xi in his landmark speech at a recent ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China, when he praised the contributions made by young communists during of the last century and called on the latest generation of young people to offer energy and creativity to advance national renewal.

The continued implementation of the “one country, two systems” principle and the future of Macau should rest on the shoulders of local youth, Ho said. the involvement of young people with excellent qualities, so that they can lead Macao in the future, he added.

Mr. Ho discussed with the young people a total of four aspirations and encouraged them to integrate closely into the overall national development.

The first aspiration shared by Mr. Ho was that young people inherit, as a fundamental value, patriotism towards the country and towards Macao. Faced with the complex global situation and a philosophy that differed from one place to another in the world, local youths needed to follow the right path in terms of enhancing their political awareness and feeling of national security. Ho called on the youth to be closely integrated into the overall national development while pursuing their personal goals.

Mr. Ho’s second aspiration was to improve the overall competitiveness of young people. Macau’s youth must continue to improve in a fiercely competitive world, he said. They had to be brave in the face of the challenges they faced and dedicated to keeping their outlook fresh.

The third aspiration shared by Mr. Ho was to hold correct moral values, especially in terms of having a positive attitude regardless of transient success in life or failure. For every generation of young people, the ability to succeed depends on their diligence and commitment, Ho said.

The Chief Executive’s fourth aspiration for young people is for them to seize the opportunities offered by the new era and contribute to overall national development. Young people should fulfill their duties in the country’s pursuit of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The country’s new development patterns, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin have all offered promising opportunities for young people. The Macau Government will continue to support local youth in their efforts to integrate into overall national development.

Mr. Ho further called on youth associations and other patriotic groups to continue their youth work, in order to lead and serve young people, and ensure the continued implementation of the principle “One country, two systems”. “.

In his speech, Liaison Office Director Mr. Fu shared with the young people attending the event his understanding of the topic of youth development.

First, young people must remain loyal to their country and to Macau. Macau’s future was closely linked to the country’s development. Young people should adhere to a strong sense of national identity, passing on to future generations in Macau the city’s excellent tradition of patriotism.

Second, young people should take responsibility for their part in the new era, for the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. They should firmly implement the principle of “one country, two systems”, and courageously explore integration in national development, as well as faithfully uphold harmony and stability.

Third, they should seek to advance and be pillars of society. The young people were urged to follow the spirit of the ideas expounded in the President’s important speeches, so as to bring youthful energy and creativity to the revitalization work for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the long-term stability of “One country, two systems principle in Macau,” Fu said.


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