Hong Kong is "Reopening,": Comm & Economic Sec. Edward Yau

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Hong Kong is "Reopening," Says Commerce & Economic Sec. Edward Yau

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau said yesterday, May 18, that he will inform Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members at a Bangkok meeting with other economic representatives, that Hong Kong is set in reopening the city with “maximum caution and protection.”

At the Bangkok APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting, Yau travelled to Thailand to meet other economic secretaries and business leader to expose neighbouring countries to trade opportunities in the city.

“I will be taking this opportunity to attend the meeting to join the discussion on how to achieve a more open, connected and also balanced economic region, with the view to enhancing freer trade and more liberalisation of trade,” Yau said prior to his flight to Thailand..

“At the same time, I will be bringing to the APEC economies the message that Hong Kong is struggling hard, with certain success in overcoming the recent pandemic wave. We are heading towards reopening ourselves with maximum caution and protection, so this is part of our outreach efforts.”

Yau is also set to host meetings and events with senior Thai officials and business leaders to drum up support for investment in Hong Kong.

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