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CS issues statement on appointment (with photo)
     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (January 16) issued the following statement:

     It is my great honour to be nominated by the Chief Executive and to be appointed by the Central People's Government as the  Chief Secretary for Administration. I wish to thank the Chief Executive and the Central People's Government for their trust in me. This is a highly challenging and important mission. I will do my utmost to serve our community and the people of Hong Kong.

     As the Chief Secretary, I will accord top priority in the remaining tenure of the current-term Government to follow up on and implement the various key social, livelihood and economic initiatives, especially retirement protection, to be announced shortly by the Chief Executive in his forthcoming Policy Address.
     2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As the Chairman of the Inter-departmental Steering Committee for organising relevant celebratory activities, I will steer the HKSAR Government's work in this connection, with the aim of enabling all Hong Kong people to share the joy of the 20th anniversary.
     In the next few months, I will work closely in concert with the team of Politically Appointed Officials and all civil servants to garner support from the Legislative Council, all sectors of society and Hong Kong people to take forward various policy initiatives. I will play an active part in assisting the Chief Executive in ensuring the effective administration of the HKSAR Government and a smooth transition from the current-term Government to the next term.
Ends/Monday, January 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:17
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The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (January 16) poses with the new Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung.