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Editorial : Presenting a narrative of Hong Kong

【明報專訊】RECEIVING Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who was in Beijing briefing state leaders on her work, President Xi Jinping recognised the "good results" achieved by the SAR government in governing Hong Kong. Meanwhile Premier Li Keqiang took the initiative to mention that Hong Kong is a free port and a separate customs territory when talking about Hong Kong's economic situation, which brought to mind a recent US report recommending a review of Hong Kong's status as a separate customs territory. Hong Kong has become embroiled in the struggles between China and the US. With such dramatic changes in the external circumstances, it is obvious that the central government is paying close attention to how the developments will affect Hong Kong. Given the treacherous unpredictability of international politics, there is nothing the SAR government can do if foreign countries blow Hong Kong affairs out of proportion. However, the government can still, within the demarcations and framework laid down by "One country, two systems", take the initiative to present a narrative of Hong Kong to the international community and set the record straight.

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