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The Institution of Green Economy Attended the 2017 Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong and Held the Workshop on Green Economy

Source: the Institution of Green Economy Date: 2017-01-24
From 16 to 17 January 2017, the 2017 Asian Financial Forum was co-hosted by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council at the Kong Kong Conference and Convention Center, under the theme “Asia: Driving Change, Innovation and Connectivity”. Counsellor Liu Yanhua led a delegation to attend the forum. Before the forum opened, Mr. Liu had exchanges with C. Y. Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.



 
Counsellor Liu spoke with Chief Executive Leung

On the morning of the 17th, the Institution of Green Economy held a workshop (sub-forum) on green economy. The workshop was moderated by Shen Xiaogen, Deputy Director of People’s Daily Media Innovation. Counsellor Liu Yanhua, Former Vice Chairman Cai Esheng of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, Mao Jun, Chair of Investment Banking of BOC International, and Yuan Chunshen, General Manager of the Capital Operation Department of Zhuhai Yinlong Energy, spoke at the forum.


In his keynote address, Counsellor Liu said that to quote General Secretary Xi Jinping, green economy means clear water and green mountains are gold and silver mountains. Green development is the symbol of progress of the times and the reflection of natural capital in the economy. It is the sure way for mankind to build a conservation culture. And green economy is the sure way to promote economic and social development.




 
Counsellor Liu made a keynote speech.


In the following dialogue on green economy, Liu Yanhua said that to encourage green consumption, there must be overall plans on laws, policies, economy and social ethics. More support should be given to support green transportation, building, products, services, assets, trade and finance. Ecological conservation should be carried forward as a virtue of the Chinese nation. Cai Esheng expounded on the relations between greenness and development and called for efforts to explore a low-cost model of development that is based on China’s conditions and draws on the experiences of other countries. The central government is making plans at the top level to put in place an overarching structure. Mao Jun said that the green standards China is implementing are similar to those in other countries, despite some differences. If we don’t take into consideration China’s conditions and adopt foreign standards, many Chinese companies have the risk of suspending production and being shut down. Yuan Chunshen responded to controversies on new energy. He believed that companies have made achievements mainly because they have been committed to technological innovation.





 
Workshop in session

Officials from the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department attended the workshop and expressed their recognition for and congratulations on the success of the meeting. Over 200 experts, academics and entrepreneurs participated in the workshop. Several media organizations including people.cn., xinhuanet.cn and phoenix.com reported the workshop.



 
Opening ceremony of the Asian Financial Forum