Tsang Seeks to Restore Investor Confidence in H.K. Amid Protests

Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang said he hopes to protect investor confidence in the city where protesters seeking direct elections have obstructed roads for more than a week.

If Hong Kong’s order, governance and core values are shaken, it’s a price that no one can bear, Tsang wrote in a blog on the government’s website. Hong Kong has generally functioned normally despite many blockades, and financial markets have operated smoothly, Tsang said.

Tsang is leaving Hong Kong this afternoon to attend the annual conference held by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He’s scheduled to meet U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for the first time.

Tsang said he will use the opportunity to clarify misunderstanding of Hong Kong’s international image.

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