This undated photo shows a view of the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. (PHOTO / IC)
Business representatives in Hong Kong have gained solid confidence in the city’s outlook after attending the spring reception held by the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday.
Zheng Yanxiong, director of the office, fully acknowledged in his speech the important contribution made by Hong Kong’s business sector to the development of the country, expressing his hope that the community will play a more important role in the new stage of Hong Kong's development.
Betty Yuen So Siu-mai, chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, said she was impressed by Zheng’s remarks, in which the director highlighted Hong Kong’s role as a super-connector between the Chinese mainland and the rest of the world.
More than 40 business representatives were present and the good vibe at the reception boosted the connection within the community. It’s good to see Hong Kong has been proactively exploring global business cooperation from this year. A smooth flow of people and logistics will usher in enormous opportunities for the city.
Betty Yuen So Siu-mai, chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
“More than 40 business representatives were present and the good vibe at the reception boosted the connection within the community,” Yuen said.
She said Hong Kong has experienced multiple challenges over the past few years but is on course for a better future thanks to the relaxation of travel restrictions.
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As one of the HKSAR’s official delegates to visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates last week, Yuen said she is “very optimistic” about the development of Hong Kong’s business sector.
“It’s good to see Hong Kong has been proactively exploring global business cooperation from this year. A smooth flow of people and logistics will usher in enormous opportunities for the city,” she said.
Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee, said Zheng spoke highly of the contribution made by representatives from all walks of life to Hong Kong's transition from chaos to order.
She expects Hong Kong’s business sector to contribute more to Hong Kong’s new stage of growth and take more responsibility in serving the city and the nation.
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Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan, president of Dorsett Hospitality International, radiated optimism about the city’s business prospects.
“We should strive to foster a more harmonious atmosphere in Hong Kong. We also have a responsibility to help our young people achieve better development and seek more opportunities as they are the future of the city,” Chiu said.
“Hong Kong has made the most of its close connections with the world market and strong support from the motherland to unleash the unlimited potential for development. I’m more than willing to help the next generation as much as I can,” Chiu said.
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