Chief Executive Donald Tsang met President Hu Jintao yesterday at
Zhangnanhai on the penultimate day of his duty visit to Beijing.
Hu said the central government positively appraises the enormous
work done by Tsang and the SAR government in the past year. But Hu also
called on the SAR government to actively respond to people’s wishes,
making efforts to safeguard and improve people’s livelihood, so as to
enhance social stability and harmony, pushing Hong Kong into new stages
in various areas of development.
During the meeting, Tsang suggested four points to be included in
the national blueprint for 2011 to 2015, which will be endorsed at the
next annual session of the National People’s Congress in March. The four
pointes are: positing HK as the nation’s top international financial
centre; as a launchpad for Chinese business seeking entry to global
markets; a hub for offshore renminbi business; and greater economic
integration with the mainland, particularly with GD province – extending
economic cooperation measures currently being implemented in GD to
Hu said: Hong Kong was welcome to raise discussion if there was any
area in which there were insufficiencies on the implementation of Closer
Economic Partnership Arrangement.