Published: 01:57, April 1, 2023 | Updated: 01:57, April 1, 2023
Lee: Hainan trip fruitful and inspiring
By China Daily

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu (center) visits a Hong Kong-funded hospital at the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone in Hainan province on Wednesday. He was told that the world-leading medical professionals and researchers from Hong Kong are welcome to contribute to the nation’s healthcare development through this cutting-edge special medical zone. Lee was in the island province to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023. Photo/ John lee’s Facebook account

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said on Friday that Hong Kong is progressing in the right direction and pledged to further integrate the city into national development, which will bring the special administrative region “infinite opportunities”.

Meeting with the media at Hong Kong International Airport after concluding his trip to the Boao Forum For Asia Annual Conference 2023 in Boao, Hainan province, Lee said he acquired four major gains during the three-day visit.

Aside from confirmed Hong Kong moves along the correct course, Lee said the forum offered him a valuable chance to meet with senior officials and business leaders from the Chinese mainland and abroad, including Feng Fei, Party secretary of Hainan province.

Under the theme “An Uncertain World: Solidarity and Cooperation for Development Amid Challenges”, this year’s forum also saw an initiative to further promote cooperation among global free trade zones, which Lee said he believes will boost Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu takes a selfie with volunteers during a certificate-presentation ceremony for young volunteers from Hong Kong and Macao at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023 in Hainan province on Thursday. Photo/ HKSAR GOVERNMENT

Lee also said he regarded the forum as an opportunity to further support Hong Kong enterprises and young people. He said he was encouraged to see Hong Kong enterprises operating in a local medical pilot zone and to meet with young Hong Kong volunteers at the forum.