Chief Executive John Lee said on Thursday that Hong Kong needs to grab international talent in innovation and technology.
Making a speech at an IT summit, he said this was among the views he collected in recent consultation sessions for his policy address in October and is something he fully agrees with.
"Some of the people said in online sessions that as Hong Kong enters the key moment of moving from stability to prosperity, we should focus on developing innovation and technology, and seize the moment in attracting top talent to come here. We should grab them," Lee said.
"I will introduce measures and give my views on the matter in the policy address."
The CE said Hong Kong needs to live up to President Xi Jinping's expectations in developing the sector, as Xi's visit to the Science Park during his trip to Hong Kong last month shows that Beijing highly values the industry.
Lee said the SAR will promote in-depth cooperation with other cities in the Greater Bay Area to open a new chapter in IT development.