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Belt and Road forum held in Hong Kong
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Friday, November 03, 2017, 15:35 By chinadailyasia.com

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor delivers a keynote speech during the Belt and Road Innovation and Development Forum in Admiralty, Hong Kong, Nov 3, 2017. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG - The “Belt and Road Innovation and Development Forum — The Belt and Road and Eurasia: Reality ‧ Prospects” was held in Hong Kong on Nov 3, 2017.

Speaking at the forum, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said: "We are built on a much broader base than finance alone can provide. Under 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong is both part of China and blessed with our own economic, social and legal systems. We are a global city with an open market, happily married to the free flow of capital, goods and information. Our free enterprise system benefits from the rule of law and our independent judiciary. We are simply the world's freest economy. A city that has long attracted business from the mainland and throughout the world creates confidence, and confidence is what business wants."

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Delegates from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and experts from home and abroad gathered to discuss the prospects of cooperation among countries and regions in Eurasia with respect to the Belt and Road Initiative.

More than 30 entrepreneurs, experts and scholars from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Chinese mainland, Russia and Britain delivered speeches and around 1,000 guests attended the forum.

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H.E Andrey Denisov, the ambassador of Russia to China, delivers a keynote speech during the Belt and Road Innovation and Development Forum in Admiralty, Hong Kong, Nov 3, 2017. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

Speakers participate in a panel discussion during the Belt and Road Innovation and Development Forum in Admiralty, Hong Kong, Nov 3, 2017. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (third right, front row) poses for photos with other speakers at the Belt and Road Innovation and Development Forum in Admiralty, Hong Kong, Nov 3, 2017. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

Participants pose for group photos at the Belt and Road Innovation and Development Forum in Admiralty, Hong Kong, Nov 3, 2017. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

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