The central government will soon allow investors in Hong Kong to use the yuan to invest in the mainland's equities market.
Central government will further encourage cooperation between mainland and Hong Kong enterprises to tap opportunities in the international market.
Vice-Premier Li Keqiang attended a ceremony during which eight cross-border economic and trade agreements were signed.
The central government will work to ensure a stable supply of grain, meat, fruits, vegetables, power and gas to Hong Kong in order to reduce price and market volatility, Vice-premier Li Keqiang said in a forum in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
Hong Kong's banks and insurance companies will be allowed to play a bigger role in the mainland, Vice Premier Li Keqiang said at a forum in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
Vice Premier Li Keqiang said Hong Kong stocks ETF (exchange-traded funds) will be allowed to list in the mainland.
Hong Kong's inclusion in the 12th Five-Year Plan indicates that its role as an int'l financial center is not being threatened by Shanghai.
Donald Tsang has issued a call to the business sector and other quarters of the community to work with the government in an all-out effort to grasp the full potential.
Hong Kong's economy has been changing fast in recent years. Industrial hollowing out is now history, but even the producer services industry, which has grown with cross-border demand, is losing momentum.
Local and mainland financial officials pledged Friday to work harder and facilitate the dual listing, within the coming months, of both sides' exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in their respective stock markets.