Int'l financial symposium in Hong Kong highlights tackling global challenges-Xinhua

Int'l financial symposium in Hong Kong highlights tackling global challenges

Source: Xinhua

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2024-03-26 19:58:15

HONG KONG, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Milken Institute, a U.S.-based think tank, held its inaugural Global Investors' Symposium in Hong Kong on Tuesday, focusing on strengthening cooperation between public institutions and private enterprises to jointly address global challenges.

With the theme of "Thriving Together, Bridging Global Market," the meeting brought together more than 550 business executives from various fields around the world to discuss topics including the private market, consumer market, technological innovation and artificial intelligence in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Paul Chan said at the meeting that the HKSAR government has made good progress in attracting enterprises and talent to Hong Kong, with nearly 50 strategic enterprises chose to expand their business in Hong Kong since December 2022. In the coming years, these enterprises will invest more than 5 billion U.S. dollars, creating over 13,000 jobs.

Chan said that the core competitive advantages of Hong Kong are the "one country, two systems" principle and the staunch support from the country. As an international financial center, Hong Kong will continue to strengthen its "super connector" role in the global market.

Chair of Asia of Milken Institute Robin Hu told the media that the Institute is committed to promoting dialogue between global investors and Chinese entrepreneurs and consumers, and Hong Kong has unique advantages in connecting the world, making it the best choice for hosting this summit.