Chairman's Message
Chairman's Message

Northern Metropolis As New Engine to Deepen Integration with the Greater Bay Area

We are pleased to see the HKSAR Government expending such great effort to promote the Northern Metropolis and the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Co-operation Zone and to accelerate coordinated development with Shenzhen.


As an international financial center, Hong Kong can form a win-win alliance with Singapore and other ASEAN financial hubs to serve as a connection platform for international capital investing in ASEAN, East Asia and markets along the B&R.


We hope that the Policy Address will strengthen the growth of industries and introduce new elements to achieve the diversified development of Hong Kong’s economy and society.


To maximize the economic benefits of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, it is essential that the regional city cluster must break away from past limitations, so that the level of cooperation can transcend the traditional Pearl River Delta model.


On this occasion when we celebrate the important day of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with the Motherland, we congratulate the new Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and officials of the new HKSAR Government on assuming office.


At a reception for the Chamber’s new term of Committee Members in Beijing last month, Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peopleʼs Congress, stressed that “One Country, Two Systems” is the best framework for the interests of Hong Kong’s development, and its successful implementation is widely recognized by the international community.


Controversies over the MPF offsetting mechanism have drawn much attention lately. Representatives of both employees and employers and the government have been maintaining close communication regarding their different views.


Over the last few years, I have been submitting CPPCC proposals regarding the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.


Innovation and technology has become an important engine to drive sustained and diversified economic development in many parts of the world.


The Year of the Rooster is finally here to grace this wonderful spring. Let me take this opportunity to wish all Committee Members and Members of the Chamber as well as our friends from different sectors a prosperous new year!


In the past year, Hong Kong’s business environment was inevitably affected by the increasing downward pressure on the economy, continuing social conflicts and rising operating costs.