FS concludes visit to Beijing (with photos/video)
This morning, Mr Chan met with Vice Chairman Mr Xiao Yuanqi and Vice Chairwoman Ms Cong Lin of the CBIRC. Mr Chan introduced the latest financial development situation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, and expressed gratitude to the CBIRC for the continuous support to Hong Kong on consolidating and enhancing Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre and on strengthening its role as an offshore Renminbi business hub and a risk management centre. Both parties also discussed stepping up regulatory co-operation and deepening mutual access between Mainland and Hong Kong financial markets.
Mr Chan then called on HKMAO Deputy Director Mr Yang Wanming. Mr Chan said that the recent visit to Hong Kong by the Director of the HKMAO, Mr Xia Baolong, had reached deeply into different levels of people and areas of Hong Kong, and aroused strong interest and positive responses in the community. The HKSAR Government will continue to spearhead economic development and improve people's livelihoods in the new era and the new stage, and will give full play to Hong Kong's strengths to contribute to the nation's development in areas such as finance and economic development.
In the afternoon, Mr Chan visited the BSE to learn about its services including financing developments for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises and the issuing of sovereign bonds and local government bonds. He also met and exchanged views with the Chairman of the BSE, Mr Zhou Guihua, and Beijing Municipal Government financial officials, to discuss stepping up mutual co-operation.
Also joining the visit were the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui; the Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), Ms Salina Yan; the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Mr Eddie Yue; the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission, Ms Julia Leung; the Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Authority, Mr Clement Cheung, and others.
Mr Chan will return to Hong Kong in the evening.
Ends/Friday, April 21, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:06
Issued at HKT 17:06