(Policy Address) Hong Kong will be able to ride out of the storm, Lam saysLocal | 16 Oct 2019 2:54 pm
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said at the end of her third policy address today that she firmly believes the city will be able to ride out of the current storm and move on.
The violent incidents in the past few months have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s international image and undermined its attractiveness to overseas investors, Lam said.
"Once peace is restored, we will, in collaboration with the relevant organizations, chambers of commerce and professional bodies, devote more efforts and resources to carrying out promotional work and other effective measures to rebuild confidence in Hong Kong as soon as practicable," she said.
"Although Hong Kong is now facing the most formidable challenge since our return to the Motherland, I believe that the efforts made to lay the solid foundation of Hong Kong would not be wasted. So long as we have unwavering confidence, adhere to the 'One Country, Two Systems' principle, stop violence in accordance with the law and restore social order as early as possible, Hong Kong will soon be able to emerge from the storm and embrace the rainbow."