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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of unattributed report: "Tung Chee-hwa says central authorities understand Hong Kong perfectly" carried by Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao web site on 20 March
At an interview with reporters yesterday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said: Leaders of the central authorities repeatedly stressed that the central authorities would, as always, support and help Hong Kong achieve economic transformation.
Following is the full text of Tung Chee-hwa's remarks made in answering reporters' questions at the interview held yesterday after he met President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
[Chief Executive] I was very glad to come to Beijing to attend the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress session. At the meeting I extended congratulations to President Hu and Premier Wen, applauded the successful two sessions, and also congratulated them and the new leading body on taking office. The fact that they gave me an opportunity to meet them immediately after they took office shows the …