Zeng Peiyan will give keynote speech today at chief executive officers forum Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for a three-day visit, becoming the first state leader to visit the city since it was rocked by a series of anti-government demonstrations. Mr Zeng is scheduled to make a keynote speech today at the two-day chief executive officers forum, to be attended by a large number of senior statesmen, politicians and business leaders from the international community. Speakers include former US president Bill Clinton, who will make a keynote speech tomorrow, former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos. It is not known whether Mr Zeng will have private meetings with the guests. The vice-premier will also visit the stock exchange and the proposed landing site of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor today. Tomorrow he will tour Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals before returning to the mainland. The Central Liaison Office will arrange other activities for the vice-premier but details have not been announced. The high-level visit is being seen as another gesture by the central government to boost Hong Kong's morale after the political upheaval during the summer. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa hosted a dinner banquet at Government House last night after meeting Mr Zeng and his entourage at the airport. The dinner was attended by a number of senior officials and Gao Ziren, director of the Central Liaison Office. To reflect Hong Kong's aspirations to be identified as Asia's world city, Mr Zeng was treated to a menu of international cuisine featuring a Cantonese starter of dried seafood and beancurd, Korean ginseng chicken soup, barbecued steak and chilled Japanese noodles, washed down with French wine. Mr Zeng also met astronaut Yang Liwei last night and the visiting mainland space mission delegation.