By Wang Ke & Yan Xiaoqing
China.org.cn staff reporter
NPC deputy Michael Tien gave an exclusive TV interview to China.org.cn in which he expressed his strong confidence in China's economic development in 2009 and stressed the important role of the high-quality service industry in reviving the economy in the Pearl River Delta region.
Deputy Tien is the chairman of the G2000 Group, the chairman of the Hong Kong Employees Retraining Board and the chairman of the Hong Kong Standing Committee on Language Education and Research.
Q1. As we know, Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao, which are all located in the Pearl River Delta region, unveiled an outline of the Plan for the region's Reform and Development. Could you describe your proposal on the service industry in this session? Details>>>
Q2. What do you think of the current state of the service industry in the Pearl River Delta? How do they cooperate with each other? Do you have any suggestions? Details>>>
Q3. As far as cooperation on finance and services is concerned, how do the local governments at all levels work together to promote this industry? How do they retrain migrant workers? Details>>>
Q4. China has a large population of residents in rural areas. In terms of how to use the service industry to create more jobs for them, do you have any suggestions? How can the government play a role in the process? Details>>>
Q5. Donald Tsang said earlier this year that 2009 would be the most difficult for Hong Kong? What do you think? How hard have the banks in Hong Kong and Macao been hit by the global financial crisis? Details>>>
Q6. How can China maintain its GDP growth at 8 percent in 2009? Do you think the investment program - 4 trillion yuan over two years to stimulate domestic demand, especially consumer demand - is big enough? Or do you believe further measures will be needed? Details>>>
(China.org.cn March 12, 2009)