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Hong Kong SAR chief executive heads for Beijing to attend Belt and Road Forum

Updated: May 14,2017 7:16 AM     Xinhua

Hong Kong — Chief Executive of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Leung Chun-ying left here for Beijing on May 13 to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held on May 14 and 15.

Speaking to the media at the airport, Leung said he will introduce Hong Kong’s strengths to foreign heads of state and overseas and mainland businessmen during the forum.

Leung said Hong Kong, as a part of China, has not only the “one country” advantages, but also the privileges of “two systems” and can play a unique role in facilitating the Belt and Road Initiative.

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, known as the Belt and Road Initiative, was proposed by China in 2013 with the aim of building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes.