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FS continues visit to London (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (October 5, London time) continued his packed programme in London.

     In the morning, Mr Tsang attended the Chatham House seminar "Hong Kong SAR 2020 V Prospects for the Coming Decade"@and gave a speech to examine Hong Kong's role in the internationalisation of renminbi.  Chatham House is an organisation that brings together key opinion-formers and decision-makers from public policy and business to present and debate new approaches to global challenges.

     He then had a meeting with the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Nicholas Anstee.  The meeting updated Mr Tsang on the latest development of the economy in London.

     Mr Tsang will meet the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Authority, Mr Hector Sants, and the Governor of Bank of England, Mr Mervyn King, in the afternoon to get more updated information on the British financial market.

     In the evening, Mr Tsang will attend the Hong Kong Trade Development Council annual dinner and give an overview of recent developments in Hong Kong.

     Mr Tsang will conclude his visit to London and fly to Washington on October 6 for the second leg of his duty visit.

Ends/Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:55


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