July 1, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. The “one country, two systems” policy has achieved fruitful results in the past 20 years. Hong Kong maintains its capitalist system and way of life as well as its position as an international financial, trade and shipping center. It is recognized as one of the world's most competitive areas and most liberal economies. Forging closer links with the Chinese mainland and expanding foreign exchanges, Hong Kong will further enhance its international influence.