onal innovation and technology hub.Under Xi's instructions, the central government's firm support and the participation of leading technology figures from
Hong Kong and the mainland, the SAR government will exert itself to the utmost, Lam said. She also expressed gratitude for Xi's instructions.Xi's words w
ppealed for more national research funds and favorable policies for Hong Kong.The subsequent improved access to national-level funding for the city's scie
ntists has been a shot in the arm for Hong Kong's innovation and technology industry, Lam said.She also said it would enhance bilateral collaboration in s
etter integrating collaboration between Hong Kong and the mainland in science and technology by building more communication channels and coordinating policies.Tan Tieniu, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said the office would "actively and concretely"
abide by Xi's instructions by closely communicating with the country's science and technology departments to express Hong Kong's needs in a timely manner. It also will help maintain the city's prosperity and stability, as well as guaranteeing the "one country, two systems" policy.Huang Liuquan, deputy director of the State Council's Ho