Liu Guangyuan: GBA development showcases vast opportunities
Officials called on Hong Kong-based business groups attending a high-level seminar Friday (Nov. 26) to tap into more opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to share the dividends of the nation's development.
The full-day event, themed "A New Journey with Greater opportunities - The Virtual Tour to the Greater Bay Area for Foreign Businesses in HK", gathered about 200 political heavyweights and business leaders from home and abroad.
Addressing the event, Liu Guangyuan, commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said the Greater Bay Area's development reflects China's determination to open wider to the world, its opportunities in fostering a new development paradigm, and the SAR's strengths from getting on board the fast-train of China's development.
The commissioner's office will further support business groups to explore opportunities in the Bay Area, so that they can share the dividends of the region's development and benefit from Hong Kong's integration into the overall national development.
Huang Liuquan, deputy head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, told attendees that in Hong Kong's future development, the "one country, two systems" policy and its unique strengths will remain unchanged.
Huang said the 14th Five-Year Plan and the Greater Bay Area both have provided great platforms for Hong Kong's development. He encouraged the chambers and enterprises, some of which have had a presence in the city for over a century, to seize more opportunities and continue to benefit from "one country, two systems" and Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.
Vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission Cong Liang, said in a speech, "A superior living, working, and traveling environment is coming into being" in the GBA.
(With China Daily inputs)