Chief Executive John Lee said he will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday with officials from Guangdong province, as well as the cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, to discuss topics relating to deeper collaborations, including “cross-border exchanges” between the people.
Speaking to reporters after attending a forum on Wednesday, Lee said the meeting will be held virtually due to epidemic concerns, adding that the arrangement is most convenient and efficient.
The CE pointed out that Hong Kong must strive to stay connected with the mainland and the rest of the world, but at the same time make sure the vulnerable are protected against Covid-19.
However, he stopped short of saying whether there'll be any decisions on quarantine-free travel between the SAR and the mainland.
“This virtual meeting will also talk about our connection with the mainland. Of course, during our discussion, we will weigh out different options,” Lee said.
“To avoid confusion, I think it’s not appropriate to disclose details at this stage. But we will actively consider any options.”