China News Agency, Beijing, June 8 (Reporter Wang Enbo) As to whether the Hainan Free Trade Port will partially replace Hong Kong’s status and function, Lin Nianxiu, deputy director of the China National Development and Reform Commission, said in Beijing on the 8th that the Hainan Free Trade Port and Hong Kong are positioned Different industries have different development priorities. It should be said that complementarity outweighs competition and will not have an impact on Hong Kong.
The State Council Information Office held a press conference on the "General Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port" that day, Lin Nianxiu said at the meeting.
He said that Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai are typical representatives of the current international high-level free trade ports, and their construction models and policy systems have their own characteristics. Hong Kong is an important international financial center, shipping center and trade center, and has been selected by many international institutions as one of the world's freest economies and most competitive regions. Especially after the return of Hong Kong to the motherland, Hong Kong continues to maintain prosperity and stability under the "one country, two systems" principle, and is deeply integrated into the grand journey of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Lin Nianxiu pointed out that to build a free trade port in Hainan, we must learn from the advanced experience of well-known free trade ports in the world, connect with international high-standard economic and trade rules, and explore an open system with international competitiveness. At the same time, it is necessary to give full play to Hainan's rich natural resources, unique geographical location, and the advantages of relying on the ultra-large domestic market and hinterland economy, focusing on the freedom and convenience of trade and investment, focusing on the development of tourism, modern services and high-tech industries, and accelerating the cultivation The new advantages of cooperation and competition with Hainan characteristics have injected new vitality into the development of global free trade ports.
"In this sense, the positioning of Hainan Free Trade Port and Hong Kong are different, and the key development industries are also different. It should be said that complementarity is greater than competition and will not have an impact on Hong Kong." He introduced that the next step is the process of building a free trade port in Hainan. China will further strengthen the joint development with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, actively carry out pragmatic and effective cooperation, guarantee Hong Kong's long-term security and long-term prosperity and stability, and ensure the stability of the "one country, two systems" practice. (Finish)