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FS arrives in London for three-day visit (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, yesterday (November 18, London time) arrived in London for a three-day visit to forge closer links between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

     Mr Tsang started the day by meeting with the Governor of the Bank of England, Mr Mark Carney. They exchanged views on the global economic situation and opportunities for developing Renminbi business.

     At a lunch hosted by the Hong Kong Association, Mr Tsang updated members on key developments in Hong Kong including economic development, the West Kowloon Cultural District, air quality and the public consultation on population policy. The Hong Kong Association acts as a champion in the United Kingdom for the long-standing and special links between Hong Kong and the UK, with particular regard to business and bilateral trade.

     Mr Tsang also called on the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr Liu Xiaoming.

     Later in the afternoon, Mr Tsang held a meeting with the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr George Osborne, to discuss issues of mutual interest, including fiscal measures required and co-operation on the development of international Renminbi business.

     In the evening Mr Tsang attended the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) annual dinner to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and delivered a keynote address outlining plans for Hong Kong's development. The HKTDC annual dinner is a highlight event for government and business sectors in Hong Kong and the UK.

Ends/Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:22


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