CE meets PRC Chief Justice and Supreme People's Court President (with photos)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Chief Justice of the People's Republic of China and President of the Supreme People's Court, Mr Zhou Qiang, at the Chief Executive's Office this morning (September 14).
     Mrs Lam welcomed Mr Zhou's visit to Hong Kong to attend the "Fourth Seminar of Senior Judges of Cross-Strait and Hong Kong and Macao", an exchange forum which the Mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong have taken turns to host biennially since 2011. She also expressed her gratitude to the Supreme People's Court for its continuous support to the mutual legal assistance between the two jurisdictions as well as to Hong Kong as an international legal and dispute resolution service centre in the Asia-Pacific region.
     Mrs Lam said that with its talent and extensive experience in international legal and dispute resolution services, coupled with its dual advantages of "one country" and "two systems", Hong Kong could provide multi-faceted and professional legal and related services to Mainland enterprises to complement the country's Belt and Road Initiative and development plan of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
     After the meeting, Mrs Lam and Mr Zhou witnessed the signing of summary record between the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, and Vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, Mr Li Shaoping, on strengthening of exchanges and co-operation between the Supreme People's Court and the Department of Justice of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Mrs Lam believed that both parties would further strengthen and enhance exchanges and co-operation between the judicial and legal sectors from the two jurisdictions.

Ends/Thursday, September 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 13:04