Carrie Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam told investors on Wednesday at a Belt and Road forum that Hong Kong can rebound from months of protests.
Lam voiced confidence that rifts can be mended through government plans for dialogue and through upholding "One Country, Two Systems" policy.
She said Hong Kong's "indomitable resilience" will see the city through the conflict.
"We can find a way back to reasoned discussion, to social stability... After all, Hong Kong has been built and rebuilt time and again on our indomitable resilience. Call it the spirit of Hong Kong and know that it will see us through," she told the forum.
The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 and it has now developed into one of the biggest cooperative platforms, said Lam.
The Hong Kong SAR government will act as a promoter and push forward the development of the initiative, she said, adding that she believes Hong Kong will continue to contribute to the initiative and benefit from it with the support of the country, all sectors from Hong Kong as well as global partners.
The two-day forum attracted 5,000 businessmen and professionals from 60 countries and regions from Europe, Asia and Africa. It was jointly organized by the HKSAR government and the Trade Development Council.