HKSAR finance chief to attend APEC meeting in US, to court American businesses to explore opportunities in HK: blog
Published: Nov 12, 2023 08:56 PM Updated: Nov 12, 2023 08:54 PM
Hong Kong Photo: VCG

Hong Kong Photo: VCG

Paul Chan Mo-po, finance secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, kicked off a trip to the US Saturday night to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting as a representative of the HKSAR, the official wrote on his blog on Sunday.

In the face of a complex and volatile international landscape, more dialogue and exchange among major economies to enhance understanding, manage differences, promote cooperation and jointly seek solutions to challenges are crucial to stabilizing the situation and promoting global growth, Chan wrote.

In attending the APEC meeting and traveling to the US, Chan hopes that he could introduce political and business leaders to the new opportunities emerging in Hong Kong in areas such as financial services and technology innovations. 

In addition, Hong Kong hopes to learn more about the developments and strategies of different economies, Chan wrote. 

At the same time, through bilateral talks with different economies, Hong Kong can expand its circle of friends and enhance mutual understanding of each other's development directions and priorities, so as to build a better foundation for future cooperation, the official said.

Chan plans to visit local American enterprises and meet with members of the business community to promote Hong Kong's business environment, including the vibrant development of the financial services, innovation and technology and other industries. He will encourage more American firms to develop their business and find partners to explore business opportunities in Hong Kong.

Following the APEC meeting, Hong Kong will sponsor a high-level meeting of the Bank for International Settlements as well as the first-ever "PRIORITY" Asia Summit organized by Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative in early December. 

“These events are a testimony to the unique role of Hong Kong as a bridge and platform under the 'One Country, Two Systems' policy. Internationalization is Hong Kong's strength and 'DNA', and we must make full use of this advantage to expand our international circle of friends, not only for our own further development, but also to contribute to our country's high-quality development,” Chan wrote. 

Global Times