Hong Kong was managed for business. And business has taken a great deal of benefit from Hong Kong. People of Hong Kong do not realize how vital China has been to the benefit. To my experience， it's something like 40 years now， since I saw China turn to help Hong Kong. I saw it in about 1980， 1981. So that even before the 1984 agreement， China gave Hong Kong business people a 25% discount on the export items. I was very happy about it at the time， but I look back on it now I could see that they were trying to help the Hong Kong business people build up businesses in a difficult period of commerce.
I don't know what is the figure of the dependency of Hong Kong on China. But I would imagine Hong Kong's business must depend over 60 or 65% on China. Its raw materials， its food must depend substantially on China.
But the young people don't know that. They're still reading the textbook that they read before 1997. They still have a view of the world that is created in an era long gone. After 1997， what really was going on was that the China was giving more and more support to Hong Kong， sometimes greater support in times of economic or financial problems for the world， or for Asia， during the Asian financial crisis and so on. But I don't think that the people of Hong Kong were understanding how much help and support China was giving to Hong Kong.
China has been very supportive of Hong Kong developing it's policy so that they can be successful. And China has given a great deal of material support to be successful. And now the next period beyond this is， to my mind， the golden era for Hong Kong