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The Chief Secretary for Administration on duty visit
     On the invitation of the Palace Museum, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, will attend in Beijing on December 29 activities in relation to cultural heritage conservation, namely the opening ceremony of the Cultural Relics Hospital and the unveiling ceremony of the Jianfu Screen at the Palace Museum. 
     The Cultural Relics Hospital is the largest science institution on cultural relics conservation in China, while the Jianfu Screen was commissioned to acknowledge donations given by individuals and organisations for the conservation of palace architecture.  
     Mrs Lam will arrive in Beijing on December 28. She will make use of the opportunity to call on the State Administration of Cultural Heritage to enhance co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong on cultural heritage conservation and education. 
     In light of these official activities, Mrs Lam has cancelled her leave from December 28 to 29.
     Mrs Lam will return to Hong Kong in the evening on December 29.
     During her absence, the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will act as Chief Secretary for Administration.
Ends/Monday, December 26, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:00
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