FS begins visit in Beijing (with photos/video)
This morning, Mr Chan visited the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council and met with Vice Chairman Mr Zhao Shitang and others, introducing the latest development of Hong Kong's economy and society. Mr Chan said that Hong Kong is forging a better integration of a proactive and capable government and an efficient market to attract and pool enterprises and talent with high quality. With innovation and technology as a major key and its financial advantages as strengths, Hong Kong will fully contribute to the high-quality development of the country, especially to the high-level self-reliance and greater strength in science and technology and the development of a dual circulation economy.
Mr Chan further pointed out that, to tie in with the continued promotion of national development strategies and the Belt and Road Initiative, Hong Kong welcomes central and state-owned enterprises to make full use of the fundraising platform and professional services of Hong Kong as a foothold to expand and further develop their international business, including spinning off overseas businesses for listing in Hong Kong, issuance of bonds, and setting up overseas business headquarters, corporate treasury centres and captive insurance companies in Hong Kong.
In the afternoon, Mr Chan met with Vice Minister of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security Mr Li Zhong and others to exchange on the development experiences of retirement pension systems on the Mainland and in Hong Kong. Mr Chan also indicated that Hong Kong’s financial market and services can help with asset allocation in respect of the investment of the Mainland’s pension system.
Mr Chan then visited a web technology company and introduced the advantages of the Hong Kong market and the latest policies for attracting enterprises and investment. He encouraged them to expand their business in Hong Kong.
The Secretary for Commerce and Development, Mr Algernon Yau; the Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), Ms Salina Yan, and others, also joined the visit.
Ends/Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:47
Issued at HKT 20:47