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Hong Kong business chambers urge Beijing’s liaison office to help ease quarantine curbs

Hong Kong business chambers urge Beijing’s liaison office to help ease quarantine curbs

Liaison office held series of closed-door individual meetings with city’s major foreign business chambers to ‘directly’ gauge their views on issues, sources say.
Business chambers in Hong Kong have urged Beijing’s representatives in the city to help push for the immediate relaxation of its stringent Covid-19 quarantine measures to resuscitate the economy and retain its financial hub status.

Sources told the Post on Saturday that Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong had earlier this month initiated a series of closed-door individual meetings with the city’s major foreign business chambers to gauge their views on various issues in the run-up to new leader John Lee Ka-chiu taking office on July 1.

A source close to the government said it was the first time the liaison office met the business group on a one-to-one basis to canvass their views on topics including Hong Kong’s competitiveness and the development of the Greater Bay Area, China’s scheme to link Hong Kong and Macau with nine cities in Guangdong province to create an economic powerhouse by 2035.
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