Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong, November 7th: The Hong Kong International Financial Leaders Investment Summit was held in Hong Kong from the 6th to the 8th. He Lifeng, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, delivered a video speech.
Ho Lifeng pointed out that President Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the development of Hong Kong. The central government fully supports Hong Kong in maintaining its unique status and advantages in the long term and consolidating its status as an international financial, shipping, and trade center. Since its return to the motherland, Hong Kong’s financial industry has increasingly demonstrated strong resilience and vitality in its international competitiveness and global influence. Its status as an international financial center has become more solid, and it has made important and unique contributions to national development.
Ho Lifeng emphasized that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China drew up a grand blueprint for comprehensively building a modern socialist country and described a bright future for Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability. It is hoped that Hong Kong will give full play to its advantages and characteristics, focus on strengthening its own construction, proactively adapt to market changes, continue to maintain its international characteristics, consolidate and enhance its status in the international financial field, deepen more open and closer exchanges and cooperation with other countries and regions, and better integrate into the country development and make greater contributions in the historical process of comprehensively promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation through Chinese-style modernization.
Ho Lifeng pointed out that the just-concluded Central Financial Work Conference emphasized the need to consolidate and enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial center. This is not only the central government’s high recognition of Hong Kong’s status as an international financial center, but also its high hopes for Hong Kong to create a new situation in high-quality financial development and achieve a new leap. It is hoped that Hong Kong’s financial community will seize the opportunity, forge ahead and push Hong Kong’s international financial center to a new level.
[Editor in charge: Wang Xue]