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Financial Secretary meets Disney management in Los Angeles (with photo)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (May 1, Los Angeles time) continued his visit to the US West Coast.

     Mr Tsang started the day by attending a breakfast roundtable hosted by the Los Angeles Town Hall in conjunction with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco.

     During the meeting, the Financial Secretary exchanged views with prominent businessmen in Los Angeles on the global financial crisis and stimulus measures introduced by various governments to tackle the problems.

     In the afternoon, Mr Tsang attended a business luncheon in which he talked about Hong Kong's role as an international financial and trading centre.

     Later in the afternoon, Mr Tsang held discussions with Jay Rasulo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Hong Kong Disneyland's expansion plans.

     The Financial Secretary said, "I am happy to note that substantial progress has been made in the negotiations. Whilst a number of issues remain to be sorted out, both sides are committed to bringing the discussions to a successful conclusion in the near future."

Ends/Saturday, May 2, 2009
Issued at HKT 12:00


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