Carrie Lam continues discussions with central govt officials
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yue Ngor (fourth from right) meets with the President of the Securities Regulatory Commission of China, Yi Huiman (fourth left) in Beijing on November 5, 2020. [PHOTO / HKSAR government]

HONG KONG - Hong Kong Chief executive of the Hong Kong Region Special Administrative Carrie Lam Cheng Ngor Yue continued on Thursday his visit to Beijing, where he discussed with leaders of several commissions of the central government on measures to support the economy of Hong Kong.

During a meeting with the President of the Regulatory Commission of China Yi Huiman, Lam said Hong Kong as an international financial center, fully support the economic development strategy of the country.

strengthening cooperation between financial regulators on the mainland and the SAR Hong Kong in recent years has increased connectivity between the capital markets of the two places and reinforced the status of Hong Kong as international financial center, Lam said.

She email xpressed hope that the CSRC would continue to support the development of the financial industry in Hong Kong, including the deployment of cheaper products in the city and expanded coverage of the various connection schemes . Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yue -ngor (right) meets with the chairman of the Securities Regulatory Commission of China, Yi Huiman in Beijing on November 5, 2020. [PHOTO / HKSAR government] < p> Hong Kong also said full advantage of the support of the central government to assume a leadership role to promote the efficiency and convenience of financial connectivity in the bay Area, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao.

During a meeting with the Minister of the National Commission of Health Ma Xiaowei, Lam thanked the committee for its support to Hong Kong in the fight against COVID-19 epidemic, in particular, establishing support teams to help Hong Kong in conducting the Testing Program universal community in September.

T he Commission also supported the city to build a temporary hospital and community treatment facilities. All these have fully demonstrated the care of the central government to Hong Kong, Lam said.

She also expressed the hope that cross-border flows of people between the mainland and Hong Kong will resume soon to meet the needs of residents of the two places and increase economic activities.

While meeting with the president of the National Commission for Development and Reform Lifeng, Lam expressed the appreciation of it to the Commission for the support it to the participation of Hong Kong in the belt and the road initiative and development of GBA.

to the point that the world economy has been severely affected by the epidemic, said it is necessary for Hong Kong to better integrate into the overall development of the nation and capture the opportunities offered by the development of the area bay in order to revive economic growth.

She said she was encouraged by 14a of the nation's five-year plan passed earlier, which clearly supports better integration of Hong Kong and Macao inthe overall development of the nation and the development of high quality Area Bay.

The hopes of the government of the HKSAR that the central government will further consolidate Hong Kong's status as transport and trade international financial center and an international aviation hub, Lam said.

Lam will conclude her visit to Beijing on Friday and departure from Guangzhou at night.

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