11. Another factor in our economic
recovery is the undaunted spirit of the Hong Kong community.
This economic restructuring has been protracted and
difficult to manage. Hong Kong people, particularly
the middle and working classes, have endured immense
hardship and suffered many shocks. But we have witnessed
people once again displaying the spirit of Hong Kong
— striving to improve their lives and displaying
agility, flexibility and resilience. We have always
been deeply moved and filled with admiration to hear
the touching stories of our fellow citizens overcoming
adversity. It is this commendable spirit that inspires
us to overcome obstacles ahead and bring about new economic
restructuring and development.