The nation's top advisory body has again urged Hong Kong and Macau delegates to improve their communication with major local political and civil groups. The appeal was made in the annual work report of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, delivered by chairman Jia Qinglin at the opening of its annual plenary session yesterday. 'We will ... increase contacts with major political parties, organisations and social groups, and influential figures from all walks of life in the two regions,' Jia said. It was the second time that Jia made this call. In last year's annual report, he said that strengthening contact with different groups would enable delegates to contribute more to the implementation of 'one country, two systems' and the prosperity of the two cities. The CPPCC would also encourage Hong Kong and Macau members to conduct studies relating to the two cities' co-operation with Guangdong , Jia said. Hong Kong delegate Lau Siu-kai, who is also the head of the Central Policy Unit, said it had been Beijing's long-standing line to call for communication with local political parties and civil groups, but the view was emphasised in this year's report. Chan Kam-lam, another Hong Kong delegate who is also a legislative councillor for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said the Hong Kong government should increase its support for political parties who 'love the country and love Hong Kong', in line with the central government's view. Democratic Party vice-chairwoman, Emily Lau Wai-hing welcomed any possibility of more dialogue with Beijing, but she added: 'It has always been them not communicating with us.' Meanwhile, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen arrived in Beijing yesterday for a four-day visit. Tsang met new Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on to exchange views on medical services, higher education, retraining programmes and tourism. Both chief executives will attend the opening of the National People's Congress tomorrow.