"We believe that after China's accession to the World Trade Organization, Hong Kong will become the support center for the mainland," says HKTA Chairman Selina Chow. "The numbers of business people visiting Hong Kong, or traveling to the mainland via Hong Kong, is also expected to increase. We will leverage on our competitive edge." About 2.7 million overseas tourists visited the Pearl River Delta region in 1999, according to HKTA statistics.
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