On Dec 12, 2017, the Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Government of the HKSAR and the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) jointly held the “International Forum on China's Economy and Policy 2017” (Forum) at the Central Government Offices, Tamar, Hong Kong. Fung Business Intelligence and the Chinese Institute of Hong Kong were the co-organisers.
Under the theme “China’s Economy after the 19th CPC National Congress”, leaders, experts and scholars from the Mainland, overseas and Hong Kong, analysed from a macro perspective, the challenges encountered in China's economic development after the 19th CPC National Congress and the strategy to address them. Hong Kong’s roles and opportunities available were also explored.
The Forum commenced with welcoming remarks from Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po, Financial Secretary, the Government of the HKSAR and Professor Wang Wei-guang, President of CASS. Keynote speakers on the day included Dr. Victor Fung, Chairman of Fung Group, Professor Gao Pei-yong, Director, Institute of Economics, CASS and Professor He De-xu, Director of National Academy of Economic Strategy, CASS.
To echo with the theme of the Forum, Dr. Victor Fung gave a speech on the macro-prospective of Hong Kong’s development after the 19th CPC National Congress, in which he shared his views on the roadmap of Hong Kong’s economic and social growth and development.
Mr. Chang Ka Mun, Managing Director of Fung Business Intelligence, moderated a discussion session with focus on “The Role of Hong Kong in the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Development”, where Mr. Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, the Government of the HKSAR, Professor Tang Jie, former Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Government and other specialists shared their thoughts and perspectives.
About 300 participants attended the Forum, including experts, scholars, and representatives of overseas institutions in Hong Kong, and guests from think tanks, business sector, professional bodies and local & foreign chambers of commerce.
Photo: The Central Policy Unit and the National Academy of Economic Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences jointly held the International Forum on China's Economy and Policy at the Central Government Offices. Photo shows the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan (front row, sixth right) and the President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Wang Weiguang (front row, sixth left) with speakers and guests.