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Financial Innovation in Hong Kong: Key Takeaways from Caixin Summit

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  • Wong Wai-lun emphasizes Hong Kong’s unique advantage of supporting the motherland and connecting the world.
  • The Hong Kong SAR Government focuses on expanding competitive advantages in finance, innovation, and attracting talent.

Wong Wai-lun, the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, gave the opening remarks at the Caixin Summer Summit 2024 on May 31.

The special benefit of Hong Kong, he underlined, is still “supporting the motherland and connecting the world”. Wong reaffirmed the city’s dedication to proactively seeking out fresh growth prospects in a range of industries in order to create new competitive advantages.

Expanding Competitive Advantages 

Wong described the three main areas—finance, innovation and technology, and luring top-tier businesses and talent—through which the Hong Kong SAR Government plans to increase the city’s competitive edge.

These sectors are essential to preserving and growing Hong Kong’s standing as a major financial centre.

Financially speaking, Hong Kong wants to carry on with its all-encompassing support of financial innovation. Fintech, virtual assets, green finance, and decentralized finance (DeFi) connected to Web3 are important focal areas.

The SAR government pledges that financial risks will be managed to a reasonable extent. While preserving stability in the financial system, this well-rounded strategy seeks to promote innovation.

Enhancing Connectivity with Mainland China 

Wong also underlined the need to increase the degree of interconnectedness between mainland China and Hong Kong’s financial sector.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission unveiled five steps on April 19 to improve capital market cooperation with Hong Kong. These actions should support financial transactions across borders and further integrate Hong Kong into the financial system of mainland China.

Ethereum ETF Performance 

ETHNews reported a week ago that just 62.8 ETH had been subscribed to and that $390,300 had been spent in a single day for the Ethereum ETF in Hong Kong.

This corresponds to Hong Kong’s drive to embrace financial innovation and virtual assets and shows the region’s increasing interest in and involvement in cryptocurrency-based financial solutions.

Looking forward, Wong Wai-lun said he was sure Hong Kong will keep using its special advantages.

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