Meeting of the Belt and Road Working Group
Belt & Road Series
Jonathan McKinley, Former Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, spoke on “Tourism on the Modern Silk Road” at a meeting of the Chamber’s Belt and Road Working Group on 6 September.
He introduced his travels on the Silk Road route from China to Central Asia, including his experience of inter-city and inter-country trains, cultural exchanges with local people, and some of the tourist spots he visited. He noted that people in the Central Asia countries are well-educated and have good language skills, and are enthusiastic about Hong Kong. However, they do not have much understanding of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Andrew Wells, Convenor of the Belt and Road Working Group, added that promotion of the Belt and Road to foreign countries will be a very important factor in the success of the initiative.
Also at the meeting, Petrina Tam, Chairman of the Chamber’s China Committee, shared her thoughts on how the professional services sector in Hong Kong could capitalize on the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative, using a professional accountant as an example. Tam is also Southern China Domestic Markets Leader at PwC Hong Kong.
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