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Budget Speech

"One Belt One Road"

62.    The Central Government has put forward the initiatives of building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, or "One Belt One Road" in short.  These economic co-operation corridors, spanning different regions in Asia, Europe and Africa, will promote co-development among countries and foster co-operation in the political, economic and social areas.  The initiatives feature "five links" in the arenas of policy, facilities, trade, capital and culture.

63.    Many countries along the "One Belt One Road" have great development potential.  To strengthen trade ties with these markets, Hong Kong should expand co-operation, organise exchange visits, gain a deeper understanding of these countries, as well as pursue negotiations on Free Trade Agreements, Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements and Comprehensive Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements.  Trade facilitation and investment promotion to secure business opportunities in various aspects should also be developed.

64.    Hong Kong can work with Mainland provinces and municipalities to stage roadshows in these countries to facilitate trade and investment flows for regional economic integration.  This will create more favourable conditions for our goods, services and investment to access overseas markets.

65.    While the Mainland is further strengthening its economic and trade ties with countries along the "One Belt One Road", Hong Kong, as an important financial, commercial and maritime centre in the world, can provide Mainland enterprises that seek to "go global" with a wide range of professional services in the financial and legal arenas, including international investment, cross-border trade settlement, Renminbi (RMB) bond issuance and asset and risk management services.

66.    Last October, over 20 countries signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing and formally announced a plan to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).  We shall endeavour to leverage our strength in financing and asset management to support its establishment and operation, and pursue actively the possibility of our joining AIIB.

67.    A two-pronged approach should be adopted to further develop our pillar industries.  On the one hand, we shall capitalise on the new opportunities created by the "One Belt One Road" initiatives of our nation.  On the other, we shall endeavour to speed up the pace of moving our industries up the value chain.



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