A New Direction for Hong Kong
Policy Address

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.