Relations with Provinces and Municipalities
114. It is important for Hong Kong to complement the planning work of the Central Authorities. However, it is equally important to co-operate with Shenzhen, Guangdong Province as well as Pan-PRD provinces and municipalities. I will press ahead in the following areas :
(1) Jointly developing a world-class metropolis with Shenzhen: In my Election Platform, I have put forward the vision of developing the Hong Kong-Shenzhen metropolis and undertaken to strengthen our co-operation. My proposals met with positive responses from the Shenzhen authorities. We share a common goal and have had some preliminary exchange of views. Currently, we are discussing airport collaboration and the development of the Lok Ma Chau Loop.
(2) Co-operation with Guangdong: We will strengthen co-operation with Guangdong to achieve a win-win situation; provide service support for economic transformation and industry upgrades in Guangdong Province; and enhance our co-operation in infrastructure development and environmental protection.
(3) Pan-PRD: We will promote jointly with Guangdong Province regional co-operation in the Pan-PRD; assist Hong Kong enterprises in the Pan-PRD in enhancing technology, and facilitate their brand building; and consolidate Hong Kong's leading position in financial services, trade, logistics, tourism and professional services.