Hong Kong leader Waits Coverage Speech until Beijing visit

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam stated Monday her yearly policy speech scheduled for this week is going to be postponed until she travels to Beijing to request the Chinese central authorities for assistance with steps to assist her town’s battered market.

The chief of Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Chinese land, typically provides a policy speech at the beginning of each legislative year, however, Lam reported that this is a conference that isn’t”cast in stone”

She stated she’s postponing the speech after submitting several suggested steps to Beijing looking for their service to help enhance Hong Kong’s economy, which has taken a battering on account of this coronavirus pandemic and weeks of anti-government protests this past year.

Lam said in a news conference that she’ll travel to Beijing at the end of October to take part in meetings with many ministries and commissions and see whether the central government will encourage the proposed steps. She declined to provide details about the suggestions.

Lam added that acquiring the support by the central government in Beijing would enable her to provide an address later in the year which will raise the confidence of the town’s economic revival.

We have to integrate into the national development program,” she explained.

“The encouraging policies of the central government would go a very long way to fostering the confidence in our market in addition to the revival of economic activity in Hong Kong,” she added.

Lam, who will also travel to Shenzhen with a delegation of ministers out of Hong Kong afterward Monday to get involved in the commemoration actions, stated she’s no scheduled meetings with Xi at Shenzhen. Local media speculated earlier that Lam was postponing her coverage speech due to Xi’s trip to the Chinese town.

“It’s an incontrovertible truth that Hong Kong’s economic development is quite related to what we’re likely to perform in our job with the mainland market,” Lam said.