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CE meets Governor of Hainan Province (with photo)
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Governor of Hainan Province, Mr Shen Xiaoming, at the Chief Executive's Office this afternoon (November 30).
     Mrs Lam welcomed Mr Shen’s first visit to Hong Kong after his assumption of office to officiate at the opening ceremony of the 15th World Congress of the International Federation of Hainan Associations Hong Kong cum Hainan (Hong Kong) Promotion Seminar for Economics, Trade and Tourism to be held tomorrow (December 1). Noting that the relations between Hong Kong and Hainan Province have always been close with frequent flows of people, goods and capital between both places, she said the centennial celebration of the Hong Kong Hainan Commercial Association she attended last month shows the long history of business operation by Hainan entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. In addition, quite a number of Hong Kong enterprises operate businesses in Hainan and Hong Kong is the largest source of external investment in the province.
     Mrs Lam remarked that Hainan Province is a long-term partner of Hong Kong and both places should position themselves globally and complement each other. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government welcomes Hainan enterprises to continue to “go global” by leveraging on Hong Kong's strengths including finance, commerce and trade, logistics, management and professional services and expand operation to tap together the international market through the platform in Hong Kong. She expressed the hope that the two places will strengthen exchanges and expand the scope of co-operation to complement the Belt and Road Initiative.

     Noting that while Hainan Province is pressing ahead with its development as an international tourism island and Hong Kong is highly competitive with a well-developed services sector for tourism and the hotel industry, she said that Hong Kong and Hainan Province can strengthen co-operation in this area, including opening up markets along the Belt and Road together to attract more high-yield visitors to visit both places on multi-destination itineraries.
Ends/Thursday, November 30, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:53
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (right), meets the Governor of Hainan Province, Mr Shen Xiaoming, at the Chief Executive's Office this afternoon (November 30).