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Trade and Industry Advisory Board expanded to gauge wider spectrum of views
     The Government announced today (September 1) the appointment of new members to the Trade and Industry Advisory Board (TIAB) for a term from September 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019, to expand the Board’s composition and terms of reference to gauge a wider spectrum of views from different sectors on Hong Kong’s economic development and relevant policies.
     The new members are:
Miss Mabel Chan Mei-bo 
Mrs Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
Dr Stephen Kwok Chun-pong
Mr Jimmy Kwok Chun-wah  
Mr Victor Lam Hoi-cheung
Dr Peter Lam Kin-ngok
Mr Paul Lam Ting-kwok
Mr Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong    
Mr Frank Leung Yat-cheong
Dr Eddy Li Sau-hung
Mr Lin Jingzhen   
Mr Willy Lin Sun-mo
Mr Andrew Lo Ching-leung 
Mr Alan Lui Siu-lun     
Dr Ma Jun
Mr Raymond Mak Ka-chun
Mr Shiu Ka-fai      
Dr Thomas So Shiu-tsung
Mr Wong Ting-kwong
Ms Connie Wong Wai-ching
Dr Eric Yip Chee-hang
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (or representative)
Director-General of Investment Promotion (or representative)
Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (or representative)
     The expanded TIAB will merge with the Textiles Advisory Board. It will continue to advise the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development and relevant government departments on matters affecting Hong Kong's trade and industry, including trade in textiles and garments, trade relations with the Mainland, the Belt and Road Initiative, the development plan for a city cluster in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area and the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement.
     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, thanked the members for accepting the appointments. He said, "The expanded TIAB comprises representatives from business chambers, enterprises and professional sectors as well as young people. I will invite members to explore in particular how Hong Kong can take part gainfully in the Belt and Road Initiative and the Bay Area development. With the experience and expertise of the members in their respective sectors, I am confident that they will offer valuable advice on these aspects. 
     "Hong Kong stands to benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative and the Bay Area development. We need to grasp the new opportunities arising from these two important blueprints, and turn them into impetus for our economic growth."
     The membership list of the TIAB starting from September 1, 2017, is in the Annex.
Ends/Friday, September 1, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:01
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