Carrie Lam will lead a delegation to Shenzhen

Carrie Lam will lead a delegation to Shenzhen says HK Government

Hong Kong Government: Carrie Lam will lead a delegation to Shenzhen to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government News Network issued a press release at noon on October 12, stating that Chief Executive Carrie Lam will lead a delegation of the SAR government to Shenzhen on the afternoon of the 12th to attend the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone 40 on the 14th. Anniversary celebration meeting.

 

What is Hong Kong's support to Shenzhen?

A spokesperson for the SAR government stated that Shenzhen, as a pilot region for the country's reform and opening up and modernization, has attracted many Hong Kong businessmen to invest in Shenzhen during the initial period of reform and opening up, which has promoted the rapid economic development of Shenzhen. 

With the further opening of Shenzhen to the outside world, Hong Kong has always played the role of contact, providing Shenzhen and other mainland enterprises with two-way support and services of “bringing in and going out”; in the process, Hong Kong has also developed into today’s international finance, commerce, and trade. Logistics, shipping and professional service centers.

 

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation Conference

The spokesperson said that Hong Kong and Shenzhen are adjacent to each other, and the two governments have established a high-level "Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation Conference" mechanism as early as 2004. Over the years, they have established mutual benefits in the fields of economy and trade, culture, tourism, and youth exchanges.

 Close relationship of mutual benefit. As the central cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong and Shenzhen will complement each other's strengths to jointly promote the development of the Greater Bay Area, especially the work related to building an international scientific and technological innovation center.

 

The press release mentioned that Carrie Lam will return to Hong Kong on the afternoon of the 14th. During Carrie Lam’s departure from Hong Kong, Chief Secretary for Administration Zhang Jianzong acted as the Chief Executive.

 

 

The following is the full text of the Hong Kong Government Press Release:

The Chief Executive leads a delegation to Shenzhen to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

 

The Chief Executive Carrie Lam will lead a delegation of the SAR government to Shenzhen this afternoon (October 12) to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Wednesday (October 14).

 

The members of the SAR government delegation attending the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone include Financial Secretary Chen Maobo, Secretary for Justice Zheng Ruohua, Senior Counsel, Secretary for Security Li Jiachao, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Zeng Guowei, Innovation and Technology Bureau Director Xue Yongheng and Director of the Chief Executive's Office Chen Guoji.

 

A government spokesman said that Shenzhen, as a pilot region for the country's reform and opening up and modernization, attracted many Hong Kong businessmen to invest in Shenzhen in the early stage of reform and opening up, and promoted the rapid economic development of Shenzhen. 

To this day, Hong Kong is still the largest source of foreign capital in Shenzhen, with close to 80,000 companies operating in Shenzhen. 

Since then, as Shenzhen further opened up to the outside world, Hong Kong has also played the role of contact, providing Shenzhen and other mainland enterprises with two-way support and services of "bringing in and going out". In the process, Hong Kong has also developed into today’s international financial Commercial, logistics, shipping and professional service centers. Hong Kong has been both a contributor and a beneficiary in the course of reform and opening up in Shenzhen and even the country.

 

Infographics showing Comparison Hong Kong and Shenzhen
Hong Kong and Shenzhen

A government spokesman said that Hong Kong and Shenzhen are close to each other, and the two governments have established a high-level "Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation Conference" mechanism as early as 2004. Over the years, Hong Kong and Shenzhen have been involved in economic and trade, cultural, tourism, and youth exchanges. The category has established a close relationship of mutual benefit and win-win.

 

In the past few years, Hong Kong and Shenzhen have cooperated in a wider range, including innovative technology, creative industries, and medical care. In addition, the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail and the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Port have been opened successively, greatly facilitating personnel exchanges between the two places.

 As the central cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong and Shenzhen will complement each other's strengths to jointly promote the development of the Greater Bay Area, especially the work related to building an international science and technology innovation center.

 

Carrie Lam said, "On the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Administrative Region, on behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal Government and the people of the city, and I hope that Hong Kong-Shenzhen cooperation will reach a higher level."

 

Conclusion

Carrie Lam will return to Hong Kong in the afternoon of October 14. During Carrie Lam’s departure from Hong Kong, Chief Secretary for Administration Zhang Jianzong acted as the Chief Executive.



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