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Motion on “Enhancing the overall sustainable competitiveness of Hong Kong” (Amendment withdrawn)

on Charles Peter MOK’s amendment

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That the China Urban Competitiveness Reports issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in recent years point out that the gap between Hong Kong’s competitiveness and that of other Mainland cities is continuously getting narrower, and Hong Kong’s overall growth is relatively slow, with the scale of its economy expected to lag behind those of Mainland cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc., by 2015; in addition, the statistics of The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 indicate that the respondents generally opine that Hong Kong is being affected by factors such as insufficient room for innovative development, declining efficiency of government bureaucracy, and inadequate level of education of the workforce, etc., which hinder Hong Kong’s business environment; in this connection, this Council urges the Government to conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of areas such as economic development, improvement of people’s livelihood, perfection of the education system, support for the development of the innovative industry, promotion of democracy and implementation of dual universal suffrage, etc., and formulate feasible and timely long-term policies which will be implemented, so as to enhance Hong Kong’s overall sustainable competitiveness.

Office Of Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT)