In a busy programme, Mr Browne met Chief Executive Mr Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mr Norman Chan, business leaders, and shared a dim sum lunch with a group of legislators.
Jeremy Browne visits Hong Kong
Before leaving Hong Kong, Mr Browne said: “Asia, China and Hong Kong are major priorities for the new Government. We have a special relationship with Hong Kong…Our new British Government will place a very strong emphasis on open markets and free trade…We believe that these are routes to greater shared prosperity. (Regarding constitutional reform) We are enthusiastic about the progress that has been made… A more stable and prosperous Hong Kong is underpinned by greater rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. We regard (the passage of the Government’s proposals on 2012) as a welcome development.”