The central government supports the special administrative region governments of Hong Kong and Macao in the exercise of power in accordance with the law, and supports Hong Kong and Macao in its integration with the country's development, enhancing the patriotic sense of Hong Kong and Macao compatriots and maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev said the election fully shows that the Chinese people highly endorse Xi's great contributions to safeguarding national interests. China will produce new achievements under Xi's leadership, and the two nations' comprehensive strategic partnership will continue its high-level development with joint efforts by both sides, he said.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko expressed the wish that the Chinese people enjoy eternal peace and prosperity and that Belarus-China friendly ties achieve continuous development.
Statistics show tourists visiting the island increased from nearly 26 million in 2010 to over 67 million in 2017, while total tourism revenue grew from 26 billion yuan in 2010 to more than 81 billion yuan (about $12.7 billion) in 2017.
Li's remarks came during a meeting with Gambian President Adama Barrow, who is on his first state visit to China since diplomatic relations were resumed last year.