Belt and Road Initiative meeting held in Hong Kong

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-21 00:08:39|Editor: yan
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HONG KONG, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- About 200 experts discussed opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative at a workshop held in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday.

An important document was signed last week with regard to the Belt and Road Initiative, namely the "Arrangement between the National Development and Reform Commission and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for Advancing Hong Kong's Full Participation in and Contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative" in Beijing, said Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR government.

The arrangement will allow Hong Kong to give full play to its unique advantages under "one country, two systems" to contribute to the country, while at the same time seize those opportunities brought by the Initiative to provide new impetus for Hong Kong's economic growth, he said.

The relevant measures will help reinforce and elevate Hong Kong's position as international financial, transport and trade centers, promote partnership between mainland and Hong Kong enterprises, spawn the demand for Hong Kong's professional services and present Hong Kong's home-grown talents with promising prospects, thus enhancing the upward mobility of younger generations, he said.

The meeting was held by China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable, attracting consul generals from 27 countries, as well as representatives from companies, think-tanks and academics in Hong Kong.