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Hong Kong 'pivotal gateway' between China and the world, says John Lee

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee will meet with mainland officials, as pressure mounts on the finance hub to reopen both its international and Chinese borders

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee
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Sarah Zheng | Bloomberg
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee will meet with mainland officials Thursday, as pressure mounts on the finance hub to reopen both its international and Chinese borders. 
 
The city leader said at the seventh Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong on Wednesday that an in-person meeting in China this week had been delayed because of Covid spikes on both sides. Hong Kong is approaching 10,000 daily cases, with several cabinet ministers testing positive in recent days.

Instead, Lee said he’d hold a virtual meeting with officials from Shenzhen and Guangzhou. He said how to reopen the mainland border, which has

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First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 9:01 AM IST

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