President Xi leaves for Beijing after attending return anniversary celebrations in Macau
Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his trip to Macau and left for Beijing Friday afternoon, after attending celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Macau's return to the motherland and the inauguration of the fifth-term government of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), among other activities.
During his stay in Macau, he attended a welcome banquet held by the SAR government and a gala, met with former chief executives of Macau SAR Ho Hau Wah and Chui Sai On, the fifth-term Chief Executive of Macau SAR Ho Iat Seng, principal officials of the SAR government, representatives of disciplined forces and all walks of life, and Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected the Chinese People's Liberation Army Garrison in Macau, and also had extensive exchanges with Macau residents.
At the seeing-off ceremony, Macau children presented bouquets of flowers to Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan. Xi waved goodbye to the crowd.