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[Cross-strait Express Comment No. 518]
December 20th is a day that we Chinese cannot forget and we are proud of. This day is the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau. I will always remember the news report on December 20, 1999. At that time, I was only 12 years old. I was a freshman in the first grade of junior high school. At this age when the political concept was not mature, I saw this news. My heart was very happy and exciting, because it happened that I was traveling through the Macau airport to the mainland in the beginning of the year. When the connection was made, Macau had not yet returned, but in the same year, Macau finally returned to China and began to practice "one country, two systems."
In fact, looking back, the original proposal of "one country, two systems" was to solve the Taiwan issue. Under the background of that era, the motherland mainland designed this system with the wisdom of our Chinese. With the return of Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, and the return of Macau on December 20, 1999, "One Country, Two Systems" has been successfully practiced in Hong Kong and Macao, and it has been very successful in the Macao Special Administrative Region. Why do you say that? This has to be said before the return of Macau.
Before the return of Macao, the law and order were very chaotic. In addition, due to the impact of the 1997 Asian financial turmoil, under the impact of double pressure, Macau had a negative economic growth during the four years before the return of 1996 to 1999. The economic situation was very dismal. But from December 20, 1999, Macau has ushered in a bright moment.
After returning to the embrace of the motherland of the motherland, Macao's economy has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, Macau ’s per capita GDP has reached US $ 86,355, ranking second in the world, social order has been improved, the economy has developed rapidly, and people ’s living standards have greatly improved in the past 20 years, thanks to the successful practice of “one country, two systems” in Macau It is no exaggeration to say that Macau is a model student of "one country, two systems".
As a Taiwan compatriot, on the day of the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau, seeing what Macau has achieved today, I feel sincerely: Is n’t this the best example of the great rejuvenation of our Chinese nation? Compared with the disturbances on the island of Taiwan, Taiwan compatriots should look more clearly at the "trend" of this era and look at the model student of "one country, two systems". Macao has achieved such amazing achievements in just 20 years. A strong mother of the motherland is the patron. There are 1.3 billion compatriots and Macao compatriots, working hand in hand to create the prosperity of Macau.
Finally, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau, look at today ’s Taiwan Province. Dear fellow Taiwanese, all of us should learn from the model student of “One Country, Two Systems” in Macau. Only by defending and supporting “One Country, Two Systems” together can there be more A strong China; because in the process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we hope that no one is indispensable; because on both sides of the strait, we are all descendants of Yan and Huang, and we are all Chinese.
As General Secretary Xi Jinping said, we must work together to promote national rejuvenation and achieve the goal of peaceful reunification. Jointly explore the "two systems" Taiwan plan and enrich the practice of peaceful reunification. Both sides of the Taiwan Strait must adhere to the one-China principle and maintain the prospect of peaceful reunification. And continue to deepen cross-strait integration and development, and lay a solid foundation for peaceful reunification. Eventually achieve the spiritual harmony of compatriots on both sides of the strait, and promote peaceful and unified identification. (Netizen in Taiwan, China: Luo Dingjun)
(This article is submitted by netizens and does not represent the views of China Taiwan Net.)
[Responsible editor: Li Jie]