A glorious and prosperous future awaits HK
administration has to face is to arrive at a political reform package for democratic election acceptable to all parties without violating the parameters of the Basic Law and the principle of “one country, two systems”. But the HKSAR’s future is very promising because, while the Belt and Road Initiative develops, Hong Kong will become a springboard for mainland companies seeking to expand business abroad and a platform for foreign ones eager to engage the Chinese mainland, thereby further boosting the city’s reputation as a leading financial and logistics hub. Hong Kong’s unique advantages also assure itself of an active role in China’s overall economic development through the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area project — which represents an economy that would be the world’s 10 th largest if it were a country.
By carrying on its tradition of good governance, sophisticated and interna- tionally connected financial and banking services, efficient project management, legal compliance, intellectual property protection, fair judicial arbitration and mediation and many of its other best practices, Hong Kong will most certainly attract more business for itself and in the process help realize the goals of the Belt and Road Initiative, simultaneously elevating the city’s reputation and influence and spreading China’s soft power in the process.
Indeed, Hong Kong people have much to be grateful for as the city counts its blessings — foremost of which is the high degree of autonomy granted by the central government, and to be allowed to retain the best business and legal practices of the West, while enjoying the many preferential treatments not available to other cities on the mainland. In other words, Hong Kong is blessed from the best of both worlds!