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FS pays visit to Qianhai in Shenzhen (with photos/video)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, today (November 6) visited Qianhai in Shenzhen to keep abreast of the latest developments of modern services in Qianhai and explore development opportunities for Hong Kong enterprises.

     The visit started with a lunch meeting with senior officials of the Qianhai Authority to learn about the development direction, and related policies in Qianhai.

     This was followed by a visit to the Qianhai Exhibition Hall, where Mr Tsang gained a better understanding of the planning in the district. He also viewed the operation of the Qianhai e-Station Service Centre that provides one-stop services for enterprises applying for various types of licences.

     Mr Tsang then proceeded to the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub. The Hub was launched by the Qianhai Authority, the Shenzhen Youth Federation and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, with a view to nurturing start-ups set up by young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Shenzhen through provision of financial and technical support. Mr Tsang had a good exchange of views with young Hong Kong entrepreneurs and members of Hong Kong enterprises there.

     Mr Tsang also toured the Qianhai international cross-border shopping Bonded Exhibition Centre, and visited Hong Kong service enterprises operating in Qianhai, including a bank and a law firm.

     Before concluding the visit to Shenzhen, Mr Tsang called on the Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, Mr Ma Xingrui, and the Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Mr Xu Qin. He said that over 1,000 Hong Kong enterprises have already opened offices in Qianhai. Shenzhen and Hong Kong can foster further collaboration in high-end services through the platform of Qianhai, and contribute to the economic development of the country.

     Mr Tsang will return to Hong Kong in the evening.

Ends/Friday, November 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:59


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