Hong Kong's future
Numerous options exist to allow Hong Kong to maintain its economic vitality and accelerate development.
First, make persistent efforts to develop Hong Kong into an international financial, shipping and trade center.
Second, press ahead with its advantageous industries—the service sector in particular.
Third, strengthen Hong Kong's economic links with the Pearl River Delta and tap into the mainland's vast markets. The economic boom on the mainland provides great potential for Hong Kong's expansion.
Fourth, Hong Kong residents should make concerted efforts to sustain stability and prosperity in the city. In addition to economic growth, Hong Kong will also gradually develop political democracy in accordance with the Basic Law.
Fifth, it is also imperative for the special administrative region to improve the livelihood of its people and take great strides to improve the educational system.
In crafting its 12th Five-Year Plan, the Central Government will also take into consideration Hong Kong's economy and canvass opinions from local residents.