The People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will run an editorial headlined "Great Conception and Successful Implementation" on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong 's return to China.
Hailing the "one country, two systems" policy, the editorial says Hong Kong has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy and witnessed continuous prosperity and stability in the decade since it returned to the motherland.
Over the past decade, the central government "unswervingly" implemented the policies of "one country, two systems" and "Hong Kong people govern Hong Kong " and went all out to shore up the development of Hong Kong , the editorial says.
The decade has witnessed that Hong Kong 's role as a prosperous free port, a center of international finance, trade and shipping, and a most free and opening economy of the world remains undiminished, it says.
Noting that the mainland's development has helped drive Hong Kong 's economy, the editorial says the special administrative region has also contributed to the mainland's economic growth by serving as a platform for the mainland to attract international investment, technology and managing experience.
The editorial also urges Hong Kong people to seek common ground while reserving difference and make united efforts for a brighter future.
(Xinhua News Agency July 1, 2007)