China News Service, Hong Kong, February 1. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said on the 1st that 2020 is an important turning point since Hong Kong's return and a new starting point for "one country, two systems" to achieve stability and long-term progress.
The National People’s Congress and its Standing Committee have “attacked” three times in half a year to solve problems for Hong Kong from the constitutional level, highlighting the constitutional relationship between the central government and the SAR, and implementing the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special The Basic Law of the Administrative Region, and the establishment of a legal system and enforcement mechanism to maintain national security.
Carrie Lam made the above remarks when attending the "Hong Kong 01" 2020 Economic Summit Forum on the same day and delivering a video speech.
She said that these tasks provide a solid foundation for Hong Kong to maintain long-term prosperity and stability and promote economic development.
Among them, the implementation of Hong Kong's National Security Law can be said to be the "sacred needle" of Hong Kong's transformation from chaos to governance, and economic development requires a stable and safe social environment.
The forum of the day focused on topics such as Sino-US relations, the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and Hong Kong-Shenzhen cooperation.
Carrie Lam said that the U.S. used Hong Kong affairs to make a big fuss in 2020. Its unreasonable actions such as so-called "sanctions" against officials of the central government and the SAR government obviously violated international law and the basic norms of international relations. It also put China-U.S. relations into an unprecedented predicament. Not only does it harm the interests of both parties, but it also adds uncertainty to whether the world economy hit by the new crown pneumonia epidemic can recover in a short period of time.
She believes that most economies in the world currently have expectations for the new US government. I believe that there are about 1,300 American companies operating in Hong Kong and about 85,000 American citizens who live and work in Hong Kong, and even make Hong Kong their home. They all hope that Hong Kong will not be subject to geopolitical shocks, and that Hong Kong can maintain stability and have a business-friendly environment.
Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor pointed out that foreign companies have confidence in Hong Kong’s economic prospects. In addition to Hong Kong’s legal environment, judicial independence, clean government, good regulation and international connections, another reason is to see the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area brought to Hong Kong. opportunity.
This huge market with a population of 72 million and a per capita GDP of US$23,000 is a development space that businesses dream of, and Hong Kong enjoys the advantage of "first-served months near the water".
Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor finally said that Hong Kong’s primary task is still to deal with the epidemic, and hopes that all sectors of the community will continue to support and cooperate with the SAR government’s anti-epidemic work so that Hong Kong can get out of the epidemic as soon as possible and refocus on economic development.