Timeline of interaction between Chinese mainland and HKSAR since reunification
2019 marks the 22nd year of Hong Kong's return to China in 1997, since which time Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have interacted in many ways, such as economy, trade, finance and investment.
In the 22 years, frequent communications and closer cooperation between the two have expanded channels for common development by leveraging complementary advantages.
The central government has been making efforts to maintain HKSAR's prosperity and stability, supporting it in defusing risks and meeting challenges.
HKSAR contributed to China's economic reform and opening-up
The HKSAR has contributed greatly to the process of China's economic reform and opening-up.
With its important global strategic positions, the region has played its role in introducing external investment and talents, in absorbing internationally-advanced technologies and managerial expertise during China's reform and opening-up process.
It has also served as a bridge for implementing China's "go global" strategy, and helped accelerate the shift of the growth mode on the Chinese mainland.