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A Chinese official in Hong Kong has said that the return of Hong Kong and Macao to China has shown that "one country, two systems" is "correct and scientific". China proposes to follow an "even looser" policy with regard to Taiwan reunification compared to Hong Kong and Macao, he said. He invited Taiwan "compatriots" to come and visit Hong Kong to "increase understanding". The following is the text of the speech by Xing Kuishan, director of the Taiwan Affairs Department of the Central Government Liaison Office in Hong Kong, entitled: "Conscientiously study and implement President Jiang's Eight Points and advance the motherland's peaceful unification - Statement at the Symposium of All Sectors of Society of Hong Kong Commemorating the Seventh Anniversary of the Publication of President Jiang's Eight Points"; published by Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao web site on 26 January; subheadings as published
Deputy Director Zou Zhekai,
President Wang Guohua,
Distinguished guests and friends:
Yesterday people of all sectors of society of the capital held a symposium at the Great Hall of the People, to commemorate the publication of President Jiang Zemin's "Work Hard to Advance the Completion of the Great Cause of Unification of the Motherland". Vice-President Hu Jintao attended the conference, and Vice-Premier Qian Qichen made an important speech which, profoundly analysing the new situation confronting …