21. Professional services are an important economic sector.
Between 2005 and 2015, our professional services grew by an
annual average of 9.0% in nominal Gross Domestic Product, a
very fast rate.
22. Under CEPA, professionals in the construction and related
industries have made good progress entering the Mainland
market. Liberalisation measures implemented in Guangdong,
including allowing our professionals to register and practise and
our enterprises to establish a business there, have now been
extended to Guangxi and Fujian. The Government will seek to
extend Hong Kong’s project management model, which is being
practised on a trial basis in Qianhai, to Nansha and Hengqin.