HONG KONG – Chief Government Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngorhas mentioned her final Coverage Deal with of the present tenure – scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday – would concentrate on seizing new alternatives within the new period for Hong Kong.
With many favorable circumstances within the new stage, the deal with will concentrate on financial integration with the Chinese language mainland, housing and land provide, and resumption of quarantine-free journey with the mainland, Lam instructed the media on Tuesday.
This 12 months”s coverage deal with is completely different, in that it is being delivered within the new period of Hong Kong’s return to the appropriate monitor of the “one nation, two programs”, she mentioned.
The Nationwide Safety Regulation for Hong Kong and a revised electoral system have restored stability within the metropolis, plugged authorized loopholes within the SAR for nationwide safety, and ensured the administration of town by patriots, mentioned the Hong Kong chief.
In such a well-optimized setting and free from interference of disruptive forces, many individuals within the metropolis have spontaneously felt: “It is time to make a change”, mentioned Lam.
The central authorities’s assist for Hong Kong has reached an all-time excessive below the nation’s 14th 5-Yr Plan (2021-25). The town should seize the large alternatives introduced by the nationwide plan that positions the SAR as a regional and worldwide middle in eight areas, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Higher Bay Space and the Qianhai and Hengqin cooperation zones, she mentioned.
Hong Kong’s economic system has additionally begun to point out indicators of rebounding amid the pandemic. The gross home product, for instance, noticed a year-on-year progress of seven.8 p.c within the first half of 2021, whereas unemployment price fell to 4.7 p.c from a peak of seven.2 p.c originally of the 12 months, in line with the CE.
She mentioned this 12 months’s 168-page complement (Chinese language model) to the coverage deal with will summarize her administration’s work over the previous 4 years, together with the implementation of about 900 insurance policies and measures.
Up to now three months, complete 3,500 folks attended 40 on-line and offline session classes on this 12 months’s coverage deal with. An additional 3,800 submissions have been acquired.