On June 2nd, Gao Yan, Chairperson of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), met in Beijing with Liang Zhiren, Director of the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing (Beijing Office). The two sides exchanged views on promoting the economic and trade cooperation between China’s mainland and Hong Kong, better integrating Hong Kong into the “14th Five-Year Plan” and strengthening exchanges between CCPIT and Beijing Office.
Gao Yan noted that Beijing Office has actively pushed for closer Mainland-Hong Kong ties and further integrated Hong Kong into national development, making positive contributions to the “one country, two systems” cause and to China’s economic growth. CCPIT will, based on the reality of the new development stage, deepen exchanges and cooperation with HKSAR government, build more platforms for practical cooperation, and encourage enterprises from China’s mainland and Hong Kong to take an active part in the high-quality joint building of the “Belt and Road” and in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, so as to facilitate the smooth and steady progress of the “one country, two systems” cause and make greater contributions to a good start of the “14th Five-Year Plan”.
Liang Zhiren said that the “14th Five-Year Plan” specifies the requirements for maintaining long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and injects new impetus into Hong Kong’s future development. Beijing Office stands ready to deepen cooperation with CCPIT, fully implement the “14th Five-Year Plan”, provide better services for Hong Kong people and enterprises in the Mainland and achieve Hong Kong’s closer integration with national development.
Officials from CCPIT Department of International Relations, Department of Development Research, and Bilateral Cooperation Department of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) joined the meeting.