China News Service, Beijing, January 1 (Xu Xueying, Chen Jianxin) The Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing and the Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong (Region) jointly held a business forum in Beijing on January 11, focusing on the theme of "Seeking Progress while Maintaining Stability and Promoting Stability through Progress: The Role and Response of Hong Kong-funded Enterprises", which was attended by more than 11 representatives of Hong Kong and mainland enterprises.

The Director of the Beijing Office, Mr Cheng Wai-yuen, said in his speech that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and a crucial year for the implementation of the 12th Five-Year Plan. The Central Economic Work Conference held in December last year clearly pointed out that in 2024, it is necessary to adhere to the principle of seeking progress while maintaining stability, promoting stability through progress, establishing first and then breaking down, promoting high-quality development, and doing a solid job in economic work, and emphasizing the need to promote the development and growth of private enterprises and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. Understanding these socio-economic policies is particularly important for Hong Kong enterprises to plan for their future development.

Yang Lishan, president of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China, said that seeking progress while maintaining stability and promoting stability through progress is also the voice of Hong Kong. Only when the country is stable can Hong Kong be stable, and Hong Kong's progress can also better promote the country's progress. In recent years, Hong Kong and the Mainland have become more co-operative in the field of financial innovation and technology, fully demonstrating the unique advantages of relying on the motherland and connecting with the world. The introduction of policies at all levels has provided various opportunities for Hong Kong people and enterprises to fully integrate into the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the high-quality development of the Belt and Road Initiative.

"Broadly speaking, Hong Kong is the super-connector between Chinese mainland's economy and the global international market. Qu Hongbin, vice chairman of the China Chief Economist Forum and former chief economist of HSBC, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Service that Hong Kong can play a more active role in the context of seeking progress while maintaining stability and promoting stability with progress. For example, Hong Kong has always become an important offshore market and node in terms of attracting foreign investment, promoting enterprises to go global, and cross-border financing. In addition, Hong Kong can play a more and better role in the transformation of the mainland's real economy, especially in terms of moving towards the middle and high-end and attracting talents.

At the symposium, Qu Hongbin, Liang Yanling, partner of Beijing King & Wood Mallesons, and Zhang Mengchan, China partner of Towers Watson Management Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Beijing Branch, delivered keynote speeches on topics such as the Central Economic Work Conference, human resource management, and enterprise transformation. (ENDS)