Xi Jinping spoke at the ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of Macau’s return to China. He told the audience that China’s confidence and resolve to continue the practice of “one country, two systems” will not waiver.
Xi said that “one country, two systems” is China’s fundamental State policy. “We must adhere to the one-China principle and we must respect the differences between the two systems. … At no time should we focus only on one side to the neglect of the other. … This is the only way that leads to sound and steady progress." He added that any other way would be "a misguided approach from the beginning." It would be like "putting one’s left foot into the right shoe."
"No matter what difficulties or challenges we may encounter, our confidence and resolve to uphold the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ will not waiver. Our confidence and resolve to advance the practice of ‘one country, two systems’ will not waiver!”
Source: Xinhua, December 20. 2014