开放连通 合作共进 加强跨境投资法治保障
An open, Interconnected and Cooperative Approach Towards Greater Legal Safeguard for Cross-Border Investment
--Remarks by Commissioner Xie Feng at 2018 Colloquium on International Law
开放连通 合作共进 加强跨境投资法治保障
Honorable Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor,
Her Excellency Judge Xue Hanqin,
Deputy Director Chen Dong,
Chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun,
Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah,
President Huang Jin,
Dr. Anthony Neoh,
It gives me great pleasure to attend the 2018 Colloquium on International Law. This is the third year in a row for Hong Kong and mainland institutions to jointly hold the international law seminar in Hong Kong. The past seminars provided venue for legal, academic and business communities as well as government representatives from across the globe to gather together and exchange ideas on important issues relating to international law. The seminars have fostered a deeper understanding of the existing rules, and offered insights on developing international law.
Under the theme of "Sustainable Connectivity: Go Green, Deal Clean and Talk Peace", this year's colloquium will discuss many important issues in cross-border investment and seek legal solutions accordingly. It is highly relevant to the common call of all parties.
Our world is undergoing major development, transformation and readjustment. It is moving towards multi-polarity, economic globalization, social digitization and cultural diversity. At the same time, mankind is facing a growing number of uncertainties and destabilizing factors, in particular, the weak foundation of global economic growth, sluggish trade and investment, and widening gaps in development. Hong Kong under Chief Executive Carrie Lam, however, is an encouraging exception. With these global challenges, there have emerged wave of ideas and practices that are against globalization, calling for a return to zero-sum game, unilateralism and protectionism. Should one opt for openness or isolation, and choose to move forward or backward? Mankind is faced with new challenges.