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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
Hong Kong, 22 August: A raft of new measures to boost Hong Kong's economy and deepen cooperation between this Chinese city and the mainland, announced by Vice Premier Li Keqiang earlier, looks to open a new chapter and create more win-win scenarios for two-way cooperation in the service industries, analysts and officials here have said.
Li, who made his first visit to Hong Kong as a vice premier last week, announced the 36 measures at a forum focusing on the nation's 12th Five-Year Program (2011-2015), which was unveiled in March this year and would serve as a blueprint for China's economic transformation and upgrade.
These measures were aimed at "taking mainland-Hong Kong economic and financial cooperation to a new high," the vice premier told an audience of more than 1,000 Hong Kong's officials and business people
Li said the Chinese central government would "greatly increase the mainland's openness to Hong Kong in the …