Political address proposals focus on cooperation with the continent

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The flag raising ceremony takes place at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 2021. [CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY]

Hong Kong political groups and organizations have expressed hope that the 2021 political speech will help the city make better use of the opportunities offered by national development, unlocking the potential of an unoccupied border area and strengthening national identity. Hong Kong residents.

They submitted proposals to chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, before she delivers her fifth and final political speech during her tenure on Wednesday, which will detail Hong Kong’s plan to implement the 14th Five-Year Plan. of the country (2021-25) in eight aspects.

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong has proposed that the Hong Kong government make full use of land resources in the northern part of the New Territories, an undeveloped border area adjacent to Shenzhen.

They said large tracts of land in the region could become a major source of supply for Hong Kong. Given its location, the area also promises to be an intersection for the movement of people and goods in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The alliance plans to transform the area into an ideal place for life, integration and innovation. He proposed that the government develop a new business center there and draw up a detailed plan for establishing an “economic belt” near the border checkpoints. He also advised the authorities to develop the region into industrial hubs for medical research and artificial intelligence, and to create a research base on artificial intelligence in the Grande Baie region.

The Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers has proposed increasing the number of national security education textbooks and teachers familiar with related subjects.

The federation advised the government to set up an education center to offer support, such as organizing trainings for teachers on national security topics and providing diverse educational activities to help students learn. more on Hong Kong Basic Law.

The federation also offered to promote educational exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and mainland China to help students better understand the nation.

For further integration in the Bay Area, the New People’s Party proposed launching more pilot policies for professionals to practice in mainland cities while the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions suggested expanding social benefits. local to the continent.

To prepare for the 2021 political speech, the CEO conducted around 40 consultation sessions with various sectors. Over 3,500 residents attended the sessions.


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