Chairman's Message
Chairman's Message

Hong Kong not only has the fundamental elements and support services for promoting the development of technology, innovation and creativity, but also is oriented towards the huge markets of the Mainland, Greater China and Asia.


Zhang Dejiang said that Hong Kong people must look to the future and maximise Hong Kong’s strengths to focus on economic development and improving people’s livelihood by seizing the opportunities arising from the country’s new round of strategic economic development.


We look forward to Hong Kong capitalising on its unique strengths in financial services to fully support financial cooperation between both places in order to seize the huge business opportunities arising from China’s ‘go global’ strategic development.


With Hong Kong’s constitutional development about to enter the critical phase, the CGCC and a vast majority in the business community are in favour of the package put forward by the HKSAR Government on the “Method for Selecting the Chief Executive by Universal Suffrage”.


The specific constitutional reform package recently announced by the HKSAR Government provides a constitutional, reasonable and feasible approach to achieve “one person, one vote”universal suffrage for the 2017 Chief Executive election.


At the “Two Sessions” concluded last month, a number of strategic plans were put forward with a view to promoting China’s comprehensive, in-depth development.


At the beginning of the Year of the Goat, the Financial Secretary presented a Budget that can address both economic development and improvement in people’s livelihood, injecting impetus for Hong Kong’s long-term stability and on-going development.


Furthering Diversification of Hong Kong Industries
The Year of the Goat has just begun. I would like to wish all CGCC Committee Members, members and our friends in different sectors happiness and prosperity in the new year.


Looking back at the past year, the global economy in general kept recovering at a moderate pace. But the recent fluctuations in the international foreign exchange market and oil prices, together with the upward pressure on the US interest rates, will add uncertainty to economic prospects and financial markets in the new year.


CGCC has earlier submitted a position paper on the Policy Address and Budget for the coming year to the HKSAR Government.