Explore Greater Bay Area, Carrie Lam tells Japanese business

Local | 1 Nov 2018 2:05 pm

The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, invited Japanese businesses today to explore the potential that lies in the Greater Bay Area. 

She was speaking at the 'Think Global, Think Hong Kong' Symposium in Tokyo.

"For our friends from Japan, I would strongly recommend you to spend time to uncover the tremendous potential that the Greater Bay Area development may mean to your operations. I am sure you will find ample opportunities there,'' she said.

"The development of the Greater Bay Area will allow Hong Kong to give full play to her strengths. And one of the ambitions in the Greater Bay Area is to develop an international innovation and technology center, which has the personal endorsement of President Xi Jinping.

"The Greater Bay Area possesses prominent resources and strengths in the field of I&T. Hong Kong has a number of world-class universities, tremendous strengths in scientific research, robust rule of law and a strong intellectual property rights protection system that allow value to be created out of innovation. Such advantages grow from Hong Kong's role as an international city, which allows resources for innovation from the Mainland and across the globe to converge. Hong Kong's highly international business environment can, on the one hand, attract international I&T enterprises to enter the Greater Bay Area, and on the other hand, help Mainland I&T enterprises go global. Indeed, technological co-operation occupies a key area in my itinerary over this five-day visit to Japan.''

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