Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau and a Hong Kong business delegation in Bangkok, Thailand, shared with Thai business sectors Hong Kong’s favourable business environment and immense opportunities.
At a business seminar and lunch, Mr Yau pointed out that Hong Kong’s continued success is firmly rooted in the “one country, two systems” principle, the cornerstone of Hong Kong’s economy, adding that President Xi Jinping reaffirmed that the principle must be adhered to in the long run.
He pointed out that with the full backing of the central government, Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, shipping and trading centre will only be strengthened. The reassuring affirmation also emphasises Hong Kong’s role as a connector and premier services platform bridging the Mainland and the world.
Mr Yau added that Hong Kong’s connections to the Mainland market and national development strategies, particularly the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Belt & Road Initiative, give the city unparalleled edges and immense opportunities.
The commerce chief also took the opportunity to update the Thai business community on the proactive and aggressive initiatives announced in this year’s Policy Address to attract talent and strategic businesses to come to Hong Kong.
More than 200 guests including Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Supattanapong Punmeechaow, representatives from local business chambers and major corporates as well as other government officials attended the seminar and lunch.
This morning, Mr Yau and the delegation also met a dozen prominent Thai business leaders to update them on the latest Hong Kong developments, and exchange views on promoting connections and economic and trade co-operation between Hong Kong and Thailand.