Half of the number of visitors to Hong Kong in the first half of the month
Chief Executive Lin Zhengyue said yesterday that the violence in the community has affected retail, catering, transportation and other industries in recent months. The number of visitors to Hong Kong in the first half of October has been halved year-on-year. The retail performance in August fell by two and a half. She stressed that the violence cannot be rationalized. At present, the first priority is to stop the violence, restore the rule of law and order, and wait for the society to respond calmly. It will seek ways to solve the deep-seated problems in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong financial system is still stable, with central support and extensive international contacts.
Lin Zhengyue delivered a speech at a trade conference early yesterday. She mentioned that social events in recent months have evolved into violence from the beginning of peaceful demonstrations. Even if the government announces the withdrawal of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, violent demonstrations continue, damaging Hong Kong’s economy and continuing violence. Retail, catering, transportation and other industries. In the first three quarters of this year, the number of visitors to Hong Kong fell by 4.6% and 6.5% respectively. The number of visitors to Hong Kong in the first half of this month also fell by 50% year-on-year.
Retail sales fell by 25% in August
Mrs Lam reiterated that Hong Kong must adhere to the principle of “one country, two systems" and abide by the rule of law and the advocacy system. There is nothing to rationalize violence. The government is primarily to stop the violence and restore the rule of law and order as soon as possible. The police have shown courage and restraint and are in line with other departments. To stop the violent goal, and the government must find ways to rebuild trust in the separatist society. “We will not stop. I will not stop until we find a peaceful, harmonious and inclusive direction for the future of Hong Kong." When the society returns to calm, she will review and resolve the deep-seated problems of Hong Kong society. She is committed to continuing direct dialogue with the community, communicating with and listening to different groups, and in-depth communication with social leaders, experts and academics, and redoubled efforts to achieve “We connect."